How a Cali Pinot should be.
The Madison Wines Toyon Pinot Noir is of a different ilk. That ilk exists somewhere on the spectrum between Santa Barbara and Burgundy; with aromas of bramble and mushroom. This balanced - yet intense - Pinot Noir is composed of 100% Organically-farmed fruit sourced from the Toyon Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
- Madison Wines is helmed by Cole Thomas, whose background stems from agriculture prior to discovering how to craft natural wine in New Zealand.
- The philosophy at Madison Wines is all about the soil first, and Cole spends a lot of time rehabilitating vineyards with his growers.
- The fruit was fermented whole cluster, then pressed after 18 days on skin and aged in a mixture of 33% New Oak barriques..