Grapes for this darker side of Pinot come from premier, cool-climate growing regions in Monterey County. After harvest, we put our grapes through a French process called "Saignée." What is Saignée, you ask? Well, it's when some of the lighter colored wine is removed before it has time to soak into the grape skins. And why would you do that, you may ask? To give it its deep, full-bodied flavor and dark color—because we all know that Black is the new Noir.