Every bottle of wine is made from fruit grown on our 21 acre estate in the Santa Rita Hills. Producing less than 100 barrels of wine every year, each bottle is intended to be a distinct representation of our vineyard.
Sourced from north and south facing block on the estate predominantly marked by sand and gravel, this bottling is comprised of dijon clones 76 and 96. Barrel fermented with moderate new oak to complement the citrus notes and precise acidity resulting from the extreme ocean influence and marine soils of the Sta. Rita Hills. 720 Cases produced. "Possessing a touch of green in its citrus spice, underbrush and white flower bouquet, the 2014 Chardonnay is medium bodied, classy and elegant, with impeccable balance." - Jeb Dunnuck, 90 points.
Our 2015 Chardonnay is comprised of dijon clones 76 and 96 from the most windswept portions of our property. The resultant wine exhibits the richness from the clonal selection complemented by the citrus and mineral tendencies of our appellation.
The Venus is a barrel selection by Christine Bruce from our Dijon clones 76 & 96. After eighteen months in barrel, this bottling highlights the beautiful influence of new French oak, and is layered with notes of honey, smoke, apricot, and wildflowers.
Sourced from each of our blocks of Pinot noir and all 5 clones planted - representing our entire terroir, or the earth of Hilliard Bruce. A more masculine sense of smoke, iron, forest, and red stone fruits meld superbly with the craft of 30% new French oak barrels. Aged 18 months, Earth is a traditional leaner Pinot profile, when we're often tempted to go bolder.
The 2014 Sky is captured solely from a single sandy block of the expressive Calera clone. Pure red fruits, crushed flowers, pine and toasted spice 'blossom in a lifted, weightless Pinot built on grace.' (Antonio Galloni.) Only 12 barrels produced.
The 2014 Pinot Noir - Sun is sourced from the most sun exposed, south facing parcel on our estate. Expressive clones 115, 667 and 777 are represented in this block which historically exhibit the most exuberant fruit forward wine within our portfolio.
One of our favorite releases each year is our Moon bottling which is from block 1, immediately adjacent to our entry gate. The single Pommard clone is planted here on a gentle, east facing slope. The 2014 Moon was the darkest, meatiest and most spicy Pinot in the cellar, and is the perfect accompaniment to any fall or winter fare.