This wine is medium garnet in color and shows dark and red, brambly fruits and cola on the nose. The palate bursts for the with red and black fruits – essences of blackberry, pomegranate, red and black cherries. The rich and soft mouthfeel leads to a long lingering finish, with elegantly integrated tannins.
Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 10+ years
Showing delightful fruity tones it has some flexibility with regards to pairing. I think this wine right now, is tasting like an excellent Thanksgiving wine!
Clone: 777 and unknown clone
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. 100% French oak, 30% new. 17 months in barrel.
TA 5.6 g/L
Produced: 65 cases
Released: Fall 2019
This is a small family-owned vineyard located in Sebastopol that has a nice variety of clones with great aspect and soil type to grow Pinot Noir. The vines were planted in 2003 and the soil is Goldridge – a fine sandy loam over a subsoil of golden yellow sandy loam and fractured sandstone. This vineyard has excellent drainage and low soil fertility.