The Santa Lucia Highlands appellation perches on the east-facing terraces of the Santa Lucia mountain range to the south of breezy Monterey Bay on California's central coast. Spanish missionaries and conquistadors planted the first vinifera winegrapes here in the 1790s. Meaning “Mountain Sea” in Spanish, Sierra Mar sits at just over 1000 feet and is one of the highest altitude vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. This high elevation paired with the naturally thin soils pave the way for low yields of highly intense fruit.
"The concentrated pear tart and apple pastry flavors are well-structured and graceful, with plenty of cream and meringue accents. Rich buttery notes emerge on the powerful finish, revealing dried herbal and smoky hints. Drink now through 2024."— Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator