The 2015 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Block 21 Viento Mar is produced with grapes from their plot number 21 in the windier part of San Antonio Valley, the la Palma sector, hence the name (Viento Mar means 'sea wind'). 2015 was an early harvest with lower yields. The vines were 11 years old and were planted on granite soils with a significant amount of red clay. The grapes were hand-picked between April 7th and 10th, destemmed but uncrushed, put through a cold soak and fermented in open tanks with neutral yeasts. The wine aged in 50/50 new and second use French oak barrels for 12 months. There are aromas of sour cherries and exotic spices. The palate is juicy and with the granite freshness quite marked. Approachable and pleasant.