Walala Vineyard possesses a breathtaking ridgeline that lies 1,200 feet above sea level, just inland from the Pacific Ocean near the coastal town of Annapolis. The maritime climate of this vineyard marks the extreme western edge of Pinot Noir wine growing with success being determined by precise viticulture. The site’s gravelly loam soils provide an excellent foundation for clones 113, 115 and 828 that are planted on 3309C and Riparia Gloire rootstocks. This vineyard allows long hang time due to its close proximity to the coast, while the elevation gives the vines ample sunlight in which to ripen.
Balanced vines and temperature fluctuations resulted in layers of flavors and complexity in the wines. In 2017, the individual clones were vinified and aged separately. Clone 115 was the star of the vintage, providing a rich core. The blended wine offers balance and depth, displaying exceptional texture and tropical nuances characteristic of the region.