Gold Coast

Owned and managed by the Burk and Espinosa families, wines from this vineyard have fascinated me for many years. Located in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley, these low-yielding vines grow on a sandy plateau with great drainage. The vines are entirely own-rooted. Now over 22 years old, the vines uniquely originated from a Martini selection from Burgundy. The Pinot Noir consequently is highly perfumed, of silky delicacy and fine texture. My interpretation of this vineyard focuses on lightness and charm, beauty and elegance, highlighting strawberry notes with a slight earthy “nori-like” quality. My friendship with Vineyard Owner and Manager Gary Burk adds a special dimension.