In 2016, we decided to replant a southern block of our Carneros Estate with Mt. Eden clone Pinot Noir due to this site’s appealing gentle slope and western-facing aspect. The Mt. Eden clone Pinot Noir is similar to Calera clone but with smaller clusters and berries and a slightly different flavor profile. We have been so pleased by how well this clone has performed that, for the first time, we decided to bottle it as a single-block reserve wine in 2021. The name “Hyperdrive” was inspired by the location of the vineyard block between Doug Aitken’s “Sonic Mountain” and “Vertical Panorama Pavilion” by Studio Other Spaces, paying homage to Yang Bao’s Hyperdrive album. The musical nature of both pieces resonates with the harmony and vibrancy
found in our Hypersonic Pinot Noir.