Vineyard: Pleasant Valley Estate

OwnersCraig Handley, Kathy Handley
AppellationSanta Cruz Mountains
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2006 Pleasant Valley Vineyards Dylan David Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

This wine was spectacular even at this early stage. Terrific smoky fruit core with a great peacock tail finish. The 2005 vintage of this wine is continuing to improve in the bottle and currently showing very nicely also. Reviewed March 23, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Pleasant Valley Vineyards Dylan David Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.65, 75 cases, $85, released February 2009. From a small estate vineyard planted to Dijon clones in the Corralitos region of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. Dijon clones 113, 114, 115. Whole berry and whole cluster fruit. Aged 19 months in 100% new French oak barrels. · This is an outstanding example of the tremendous potential for Pinot Noir from this small growing region at the southern tip of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Rich, sumptuous crushed wild berries in the nose. Bursting with fresh raspberry flavor enhanced by subtle oak overtones. Endless echo of aromas and fruit on the finish. The alcohol is well-integrated from start to finish. Reviewed July 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Pleasant Valley Vineyards Dylan David Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

(barrel sample). The Dijon clones seem to thrive in the Corralitos area and this wine shows off the bright fruits that result. · There is a lot going on in this wine including smoke, spice, white pepper, and the whole spectrum of Pinot fruits. Reviewed April 1, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »