The term "whole cluster" is an exciting flag for those who love the classic wines of Burgundy. Using the entire grape cluster (berries, stems, seeds, and all) during fermentation creates a complex, sophisticated savory counterpoint to the vibrant fruit of California. The result? A wine filled with fresh crushed berries, sage leaf, incense and orange peel that can be enjoyed now or aged for up to 15 years.
Nielson is guided by the pioneering spirit of their namesake, Uriel J. Nielson, who planted the first vineyard in California’s Santa Barbara County in 1964. The Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays express the purity, freshness and vibrancy of Santa Barbara County, and the screwcap closure makes these wines adventure-ready, wherever the road less traveled takes you.