This deep ruby pinot noir opens with an expressive bouquet of exotic spices, caramelized tobacco
leaf, forest floor and ripe wild berries.


Rich but restrained, the wine’s generosity of fruit is cut by
balancing acidity, preserving the freshness so characteristic of this site.

Growing Conditions

Grown in the iron-rich “Sebastopol Series” Goldridge soils of our Katherine Lindsay Estate Vineyard.

2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the
excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a
warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening
through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.


Hand-harvested, picked at night.


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2016.


 Hand-sorted, cold; 5% whole cluster inclusion
 5 day cold soak, 16 days total maceration
 Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small, open-top, stainless steel tanks
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 71% new.

Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, and Remond.