small + tall is a boutique winery focusing on limited production Pinot Noirs & Chardonnay’s from the cool growing climate of the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley. We know great wine starts in the vineyard, so we carefully select our fruit sources to assure that small + tall can achieve great results. The grapes are then hand-nurtured in small lots to gently coax out delicate flavors and aromas.
Our wines are a mix of native and hand selected yeast fermentations, which helps us bring out all the natural complexity of the fruit. The Pinot Noirs are barreled aged on the lees up to 15 months in French oak, then racked and bottled without filtration. The Chardonnays are a blend of native yeast neutral oak barrel and stainless steel fermentations. With this regiment we strive to allow the brighter, natural aromatics of the chardonnay grape to show through.
We strive to highlight the unique flavor character specific to each vineyard we source from. We hope you enjoy our wines and that you will continue to join us in the coming years as we grow a little taller as we go.