2015 Aether Matrix Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County, CA
“QDM” is 20-acre Pinot Noir vineyard planted in 2007 near the town of Nipomo in San Luis Obispo County. On a relatively flat site, this vineyard enjoys the moderating ocean influence. It is planted clones 115 and 777 of Pinot Noir. The soil is moderately heavy clay loam with good water-holding capacity.
Drum Canyon is a 56.5-acre vineyard located about two miles west of Pence Ranch along Highway 246 in the Santa Rita Hills. It is a well-drained sloping site with southeast exposition. Planted in 2003, the vineyard, owned by the Dierberg Family, contains 26 blocks of multiple clones and rootstocks of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The soil is loam with some sandy loam and clay. Row direction is north/south due to the topography.