Sometimes the roads less traveled give you the richest rewards. Over 150 years ago
James Bryant Hill left Boston to receive a land grant in California and he settled south of the
Gold Rush area in Salinas. The vineyard is located south of Santa Cruz and is influenced by
nearby Monterey Bay. This estate bottled Pinot Noir is a show stopper, exhibiting real Pinot
character at very humble price point. The grapes are harvested, destemmed and fermented in
stainless steel at a warm 85 degrees. Twenty percent is aged in oak for fourteen months; a very
large expense that gives the wine a smooth elegance. Medium-bodied with bing cherry and
marionberry aromas this wine was awarded a Silver Medal in the Riverside International Wine
Competition of 2015. The Chardonnay won a Gold Medal. We look forward to following
this winery over the next few years. This versatile wine would pair well with Asian pork,
seared tuna or roast chicken.
|Over 150 years after James Bryant Hill first put seed to soil in the fertile Salinas Valley, James Bryant Hill Wines continues to craft estate grown and produced wines in the same valley. Our vineyards are located on California’s lush Central Coast, which we believe to be the best growing region in the world. To honor Hill’s pioneering spirit in the agricultural industry, James Bryant Hill Wines are 100% sustainably farmed, blending traditional farming techniques with the use of cutting edge technology.