David and DeAnn Taylor founded Cordant Winery in 2014 with the goal to produce Pinot Noir and Rhone-style wines that would become favorites in their own cellar, and hopefully those of friends, family, and customers.
Today they make about 3000 cases of wine per year, from Monterey County in the northern California Central Coast moving south through Santa Barbara County, a distance that covers almost 200 miles.
Certain wines are vineyard-designated which allows them to present those vineyard sites through their unique terroir, micro-climates, and soil conditions. It is always a joy to taste vineyards side-by-side to understand their unique contributions.
Cordant blends other wines throughout the range of Central Coast vineyards to offer the best combined contributions and complexity they can nurture from these vineyards. In fact, in a given year they might source fruit from 16 to 20 different vineyard sites. With so many different vineyards, it allows them to mix it up a bit each harvest.