The "South of the Slot" Pinot Noir is a bit of a departure for us -- most of the wines we make reflect an appellation (notably the Russian River Valley) or a single-vineyard (like Balinard). With this wine, we sought instead to make a representation of the winery; we simply made the finest blend of Pinot we possibly could using the myriad vineyard sources we have in house.
We are lucky to be able to source a scant few tons from Mendocino's famous Weir Vineyard for several years running. The almost continental climate of the Yorkville Highlands combined with rigorous farming create a wine of ethereal grace and underlying tension.
Every year we at Bluxome produce an anomaly. Something unique that goes against our status quo. We name it "The Hounds" after a particularly rabble-rousing group of ruffians and thieves that bucked the law in San Francisco in the 19th century