Albatross Ridge *

Garrett Bowlus made an exciting discovery and took an extraordinary risk in searching for a spot to plant his estate vineyard. Seven miles inland from the bucolic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, on the southwest facing hillsides at an elevation of 1250 feet, the soil he discovered was made up of fossilized diatomaceous shale and limestone. The cool marine influence, soils and elevation all combine to naturally limit the vines vigor to an average of one ton/acre, and his handsoff farming and winemaking talents deliver expressive, unique and mineral-influenced wines from a surprising  appellation and terroir. A wonderful new discovery with fewer than 750 cases produced total.