Gold medal winner at the 11th Annual International Women’s Wine Competition
Best of show
Best of class
Reddish-purple in color with a rich and sweet, mouthwatering dark plum, black tea and leather on the nose. After a voluptuous entry, the wine explodes on the palate with black cherry, clove, cranberry and black currant with a long and balanced finish – the layers unfold in your mouth. This is a round, lush and well-integrated wine.
Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 10+ years.
This wine is on the bigger side and therefore can handle more flavorful fish, like salmon, and can also accompany chicken and even meat dishes.
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, 38% new. 11 months in barrel.
TA 5.0 g/L
Harvested: 10/8/12 & 10/9/12
Produced: 200 cases
Released Spring 2017
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.