One of our favorite vineyards in America, as seen through the Whitcraft lens. It's such a pleasure to have Drake's super limited release from Jason Drew's Biodynamic Wonder-Vineyard - Faîte de Mer. Up on the Mendocino Ridge, high above the daily clouds that slide through the Anderson Valley, this is one of the coldest and longest growing season sites on the west coast! This wine is truly epic, we think it's the best in the Whitcraft Pinot Lineup (though we're looking at that Sanford and Benedict with a bit of lust)
Get in while you can! We only got 6 bottles!
Drake Whitcraft took over the family winery in 2007 (the winery was founded two decades before, in 1985 by his parents, Chris and Kathleen). His goal was to make balanced Central Coast wine of purity, honesty, and finesse. He grew up within the culture of wine and California winemaking. He was perpetually under the tutelage of both father Chris and friend Burt Williams, founder of the legendary Williams-Selyem winery in Sonoma. Drake is vinifying with the same old school techniques his dad used (hand-harvesting, foot-pressing etc, no added enzymes or coloration) and with much veneration to Mother Nature herself. The resulting wines are clean and impeccably balanced. They represent a cross section of the emerging class of site-specific wines coming out of Central Coast California today. \*orange wine\*