Black current in color, there is a youthful dark cherry, roasted fig with cassis earthiness on the nose. Mouthwatering and juicy flavors of violet and pluot, sweet orange peel and jasmine tea. A long and lingering finish leaves you wanting more.
Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 10+ years.
Perfect with light and delicate food such as steamed or grilled fish and chicken.
Clone: 115, Swan and 777 – Blocks 11, 21 and 15
100% destemmed Pinot Noir, 5 day cold soak, native fermentation in open-top fermenters. Two punch-downs per day. Inoculated with EnoFerm Alpha for malolactic fermentation.
Cooperage: 100% French, 35% new. 11 months in barrel.
TA 6.0 g/L
Harvested: 10/8/12 and 10/9/12
Produced: 220 cases
Released: Spring 2016
The Sangiacomo’s Roberts Road Vineyard is a 130 acre vineyard; it is a well-drained site planted on a creek bed, initially planted in 1999. Because the fog can often remain until midday, the growing season is long and slow – allowing for nicely ripened fruit, with balanced sugars and acids allowing for complex flavor development. The vineyard is Certified Sustainable – CSWA – and grows cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This is always one of our last vineyards to be picked.