Beautiful clarity of light ruby that fades to the rim. This wine opens with ripe cherry, cranberry, raspberry, and alpine strawberry with earthy Burgundian scents of forest floor and a tiny bit of black peppercorn. On the palate, this medium weight Pinot shows sweet, ripe cherries, pomegranate and black tea with a touch of orange spice and clove. Lean and elegant with a full mid-palate and a long consistent and lingering finish. It is well integrated with cedar and tar as the wine opens in the glass. This is an earthy, Old World style Pinot Noir.
Balanced and complex, this wine is drinkable now, but should age nicely for another 10+ years.
Clone: 115, Swan and 777 – Blocks 11, 21 and 15
TA 5.9 g/L
Harvested: 9/18/17 and 9/28/17
Produced: 140 cases
Released: Fall 2021
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.