Margins Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains 2022
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Press 4 Red • March 2023 Direct Press Selection
Megan Bell of Margins Wine is not just a great winemaker, but a person with many thoughtful insights on how to create more equity in the wine industry. Her path to winemaking was not typical. She knew she wanted to work outdoors so she enrolled in the UC Davis winemaking program at the age of 18, with no wine background. She had been working in outdoor education but figured she wasn't going be to able to make a living teaching kids about nature. Eventually she not only found her way to working outdoors but to making some of our favorite 'new California' wines. She is meticulous about her vineyards, farms many herself, and pays her workers 30% more than they would likely be earning elsewhere.
This Pinot Noir is from the Makjavich Vineyard that she has farmed with the owner since 2017. They have two acres and no tractor. It's a lighter, Alpine-tinged Pinot Noir that reflects the colder climate of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is reminiscent of the Jura and Val d'Aosta reds. Jonathan Kemp