Byron notes: Solomon Hills is the western most vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. The vineyard was planted in the late 1990’s and named Solomon Hills after Salomon Pico, the bandit that traveled along the El Camino Real in the 1850’s (the inspiration for Zorro). It is the western most vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. The wine offers complex aromatics of Chinese five spice, cumin, rose petal, dark cherry and smoke. It is dark cherry with rich, silky tannins and a smoke finish.