From Club Testarossa June 2013 tasting notes:
Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
Located right next door to the famed Garys' Vineyard, the Soberanes Vineyard is also owned by the longtime
collaboration of the Pisoni and Franscioni Families. With three generations of farming in the Salinas Valley,
they have a multi-generational commitment to sustainable agriculture to insure future generations can
continue the tradition.
The Santa Lucia Highlands sit along the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in Monterey County.
The Soberanes Vineyard is named after 16-year old Jose Maria Soberanes, who was part of the famed
Portola Expedition of 1769. It is one of five vineyards that are part of the Pisoni and Franscioni families:
Garys', Rosella's, Pisoni, Soberanes and Sierra Mar.
Great attention is given to the care of the vines in the Soberanes Vineyard - positioning the grapes, shoots
and leaves by hand to absorb the prominent flavor of this unique vineyard. The windy afternoons, warm
sun and cool influence of the Pacific Ocean, contribute to the perfect conditions for creating world class
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