Central Coast, California
The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement inland and seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grapes’ natural acidity and flavor. The 2015 vintage proved to be the fourth consecutive year of below average rainfall on the coast. Unusually cold and windy spring weather resulted in poor berry set and crop yields were roughly half of normal. The small crop of merlot ripened early with dense concentration. Our passionate commitment to Cypress Vineyards red wines is to preserve and showcase the great cherry and currant fruit flavors resplendent in these grapes grown on the Central Coast.