Doctors Vineyard is in the warmer end of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Of course that's all relative because SLH is quite a cool AVA with a very long growing season. This long growing season creates grapes with tremendous character. The 194 acres of Pinot Noir are situated just above the fog line to take advantage of ripening morning sun. Doctor's Vineyard features a variety of clones, spaced at 7' x 10', and planted in sandy-loam top soils with extremely rocky, well-draining subsoils. The loose, nutrient depleted foundation makes vines struggle to produce wonderfully complex fruit flavors with vibrant acidity.