Primera Tolosa 2021 Allocation
One 3-pack of each
Primera Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2020
Our flagship, Primera, demonstrates the full potential that makes Pinot Noir one of the most coveted grapes in the world. Primera is a small-lot selection of the best of our estate vineyard, Edna Ranch, located in the coolest appellation in California, Edna Valley. Only the finest choice of French oak barrels is used to age our highest echelon wine. This is a statement Pinot Noir for the enophile looking to add a marquee wine to their cellar.
Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2020
Bien Nacido Vineyard is the most famous grower for California Chardonnay. This site is punctuated by mild sunny days, an afternoon sea breeze, and a marine layer to moderate the temperature of the vines. The specific location of the W block is one of the oldest and windiest parts of the vineyard. The vines are planted on limestone and shale outcroppings. The wine's minerality perfectly accompanies the hallmark tropical notes and bright acidity.
Poletti- Edna Ranch Chardonnay Edna Valley 2020
The Poletti section of our estate vineyard, Edna Ranch, is located along the mountainside slopes of Edna Valley and home to block 569, which historically has been a reserve block of Chardonnay, featuring own-rooted Tepesque Chardonnay vines. The vineyard lies in the direct path of the cool wind from the Pacific. This Chardonnay encapsulates Edna Valley, with a refined palate structure and an uplifting acidity that stands out on the finish.
Apex Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2016 (library selection)
Farmed by the Franscioni family, Apex Vineyard is located 28 miles from the cold water of Monterey Bay. The vineyard is planted above the fog line, receiving ample afternoon sunshine and producing a grape profile with a more prominent tannin structure, while the daily fog and ocean breezes contributes to an acidity hard to miss on the finish.
Drum Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2020
Drum Canyon Vineyard thrives in the eminent Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The region is famous for its oblique mountain range which allows the coastal breeze and fog to cool the vines. The vineyard possesses steep hillsides on challenging terrain. As a result, the terroir produces wines with intensity, featuring the signature acidity of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
Saltonstall Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap 2017 (library selection)
Saltonstall Vineyard is located 30 miles north of San Francisco in the cool and breezy Petaluma Gap AVA. Planted 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the vines receive mild sunny days framed by the prevailing sea breeze and marine layer. The 19-acre hillside parcel rests in a bucolic landscape surrounded by dairy farms and sheep pastures.
Toyon Farm Pinot Noir Los Carneros Napa Valley 2016 (library selection)
The Toyon Farm is planted on the Napa side of the Carneros region. Toyon Farm is uniquely home to an operating dressage training facility amongst 34 acres of some of the most sought-after Pinot Noir vineyards in Napa. The west-facing slopes absorb the warm sunlight following the morning fog and sea breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay.
Hollister- Edna Ranch Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2020
Located in the core of Edna Valley, the Hollister section of our home vineyard, Edna Ranch, is the closest to the Pacific Ocean – a mere 5 miles. The site welcomes the moderating influence, which maintains Edna Valley’s trademark acidity in the grapes. Its distinctive limestone soils contribute to the minerality and complexity in this wine.
Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2020
Solomon Hills Vineyard takes its name from Salomon Pico, a celebrated bandit who travelled along the El Camino Real in the 1850s. This vineyard is located at the westernmost end of the Santa Maria Valley AVA. Not only does the vineyard have a view of the sand dunes, but the wine's expressive aromatics flourish from the sandy soils.