The wine is perfumed with Bing cherry, Santa
Rosa plum and damp clay.  


The focused palate is firmly structured, opening with perfectly
ripened juicy raspberry and crushed blackberry that yield to luscious dark chocolate and
nutmeg.  Notes of star anise and bergamot tantalize the mid‐palate.  Velvety, suave tannins
and a touch of clove linger over a lengthy finish. 

Growing Conditions

2011 began with a rainy winter and spring across Sonoma and Napa
Counties.  Summer was cooler than average but as harvest approached temperatures rose.  
Our pinot noir ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance.  The
wines from 2011 are bright, expressive and faceted.


Hand‐harvested grapes


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2013.


 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; 5% whole cluster
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 63% new.


Brilliant deep ruby in color, our Katherine Lindsay Estate Pinot Noir is recognized for its
exceptional balance of elegance and power.