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GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Producer: Bradley Brown

Country: United States
Region: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Founded: 2002
Farming: Estate Vineyards CCOF Certified
Website: www.bigbasinvineyards.com

 

 

Click here for a detailed map of Big Basin's Estate vineyards

 

The mission at Big Basin is to create wines that show their Santa Cruz Mountains roots. With cool-climate, ocean-influenced, mountain vineyards throughout the AVA, owner and winemaker Bradley Brown strives to showcase location and terroir, forgoing manipulation and intervention whenever possible. The steep hillsides, cooling ocean breezes, fog, and mountain soils of their vineyard locations promote the development of deep color and complex flavors.

 

The winery has also been restoring their historic estate vineyard site using modern, organic viticultural methods. Drainage and erosion problems have been corrected, while they have nutured the soil with organic composts and cover crops. Their entire vineyard and olive tree orchards have been Certified Organic by CCOF. The other vineyard sites they work with, while not necessarily certified, are also farmed using organic and sustainable methods.

 

By keeping the yields very low and harvesting small sections of the vineyard at perfect ripeness, Big Basin strives to achieve the most important part of winemaking – great fruit.  The winemaking then becomes the art of gently extracting what the fruit has to offer. The minimalist approach continues in the cellar, with hand sorting, gentle pressing, the use of ambient yeasts, and indigenous malolactic fermentation. New and used oak barrels are used for maturation, however, when using new oak, they choose barrels which are the best at maintaining the transparency of the nuances of the fruit while supporting and amplifying these nuances.

 

 

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PINOT NOIR SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Technical sheet
91 pts WE - 2013 Santa Cruz Mtns Pinot Noir
89 pts BH - 2013 Santa Cruz Mtns Pinot Noir

PINOT NOIR MONTEREY COUNTY
Appellation: Monterey County AVA
Varietal: Pinot Noir

Technical sheet
90 pts WE - 2014 Monterey Pinot Noir

89 pts Vinous - 2014 Monterey Pinot Noir
91 pts WA - 2012 Monterey Pinot Noir

 

 

PINOT NOIR "WOODRUFF FAMILY VINEYARD"
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Technical Sheet (Coming Soon!)
91 pts Vinous - 2015 Woodruff
93 pts WE - 2014 Woodruff

90 pts BH - 2014 Woodruff
94 pts WE - 2013 Woodruff
92-93 pts PinotFile - 2013 Woodruff
92 pts WA - 2013 Woodruff
91 pts BH - 2013 Woodruff

RHONE BLEND "HOMESTEAD"
Appellation: California
Varietals: Syrah, Carignan, Grenache,

Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon
Technical Sheet
92 pts Vinous - 2015 Homestead
90+ pts JD - 2015 Homestead
92 pts WA - 2014 Homestead
94 pts Vinous - 2014 Homestead
90 pts WE - 2014 Homestead
93 pts WA - 2013 Homestead
91 pts Vinous - 2013 Homestead
91 pts WE - 2013 Homestead

RHONE BLEND "GABILAN MOUNTAINS"
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Technical Sheet
91-94 pts Vinous - 2014 Gabilan
93 pts Vinous - 2013 Gabilan

SYRAH SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Varietal: Syrah
Technical Sheet
91 pts Vinous - 2014 Santa Cruz Mtns Syrah
89 pts WA - 2014 Santa Cruz Mtns Syrah
91 pts WA - 2013 Santa Cruz Mtns Syrah
91 pts WE - 2013 Santa Cruz Mtns Syrah
90 pts WS - 2013 Santa Cruz Mtns Syrah
90 pts Vinous - 2013 Santa Cruz Mtns Syrah

SYRAH "OLD CORRAL"
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Varietal: Syrah
Technical Sheet
92 pts WA - 2013 Old Corral
93 pts WE - 2012 Old Corral
91 pts WA - 2012 Old Corral
91 pts WA - 2011 Old Corral

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