Nose

Our Katherine Lindsay Estate Pinot Noir is perfumed with clove, Bing cherry and clean earth.

Palate

The palate is firmly structured, opening with perfectly ripened raspberry and blackberry that yield to luscious dark chocolate and vanilla bean.  Notes of thyme and bergamot tantalize the mid‐palate.  Firm yet velvety tannins and a touch of clove linger over a lengthy finish.

Growing Conditions

2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County.   Summer was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose.   Our pinot noir and chardonnay ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance.  The wines from 2010 are bright, expressive and elegant.

Harvest

Hand‐harvested grapes.

Bottling

Unblended, unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2012.

Winemaking

 Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts  5‐day cold soak, 15 days total maceration    Hand‐punched cap  Direct to press; 6% whole cluster  Native malolactic fermentation in barrels

Aging

Aged 15 months in small French oak barrels; 64% new.

Appearance

Deep ruby in color.