Our Goodchild Vineyard is a cool climate vineyard located on Foxen Canyon Road in the Santa Maria Valley. Our Los Alamos Vineyard is a cool climate vineyard in the Santa Barbara County AVA. These vineyards have long been a favorite source for many of California’s finest wineries.
The hand-harvested grapes for this Pinot Noir were carefully selected for complexity and elegance. The judicious blending of several different clones produced a wine with aromas and flavors of bright red fruit and naturally bright acidity and good structure.
We grow nine clones of pinot noir. This wine is a blend of numerous pinot noir wines that were made individually and combined later. This blend includes Clone 9, Clone 667, Clone 115, and Pommard Clone.
Nine months in 70% neutral and 30% new French oak
A descendant of Croatian grape-growers, Louis Lucas ’63, walk-on ND monogram winner in track, grew up in a vineyard. A pioneer grape-grower in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Louis has provided grapes to many iconic wineries for 45 years. In 1996, he joined with friend and wine enthusiast Royce Lewellen to start Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards.