Domaine de la Côte translates literally to ‘Estate of the Slope’. The Domaine is a collection of 5 vineyards planted along a south-facing hillside at the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Santa Barbara County. Rising to an elevation of 700 feet, the Domaine sits atop a 25 million year old seabed, just 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Memorious, and la Côte, are the names of Pinot Noir vineyards which are planted entirely to California heritage selections (Calera, Swan, and Mt. Eden), the diversity of each site is staggering: each vineyard has a unique geology, aspect, elevation and micro climate. Such distinct expressions of site in such close proximity is unparalleled in California.
In the cellar, vinification and elevage is the same for both wines. This consistency in winemaking further underscores the differences in terroir across the Domaine. The wines are bottled without any fining or filtration after 14 months in barrel.