|Wine Type:||Red Wine|
|Harvest Date:||September 22nd, 2011|
|Fermentation:||Cold Soaked, indigenous yeast fermentation|
|Bottling Date:||April 17th, 2013|
This flagship wine from our oldest estate vineyard produced a painfully low yield of about one ton per acre. A medium ruby color is followed by gorgeously intense aromas of spring flowers, Queen Anne cherries, with Santa Rosa plum and mineral notes. Year after year this site has a hallmark of an ethereally-floral aromatic quality, with sensual texture and an impressive length.
Planted in 1970, this spectacular Pinot Noir Vineyard would be considered old by California standards. Planted to a massale selection of Pinot Noirs (likely Martini 13 and Pommard) our vineyard outdates most other plantings in the Russian River Valley by 20 years. We dry-farm these gnarled vines to produce small and compact clusters with yields of around 1 ton per acre. Harvested at night, the fruit was rigorously hand sorted prior to destemming and then berry selected before open top fermentation.