Nose

This complex pinot noir offers aromas of wild berries, rose petals, cola and tobacco.

Palate

The silky, supple palate is brimming with raspberry, caramel fleur de sel, lavender, cardamom; all supported with a mineral backbone. 

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

Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2011.

Winemaking

 Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts  4‐7 day cold soak, 15 day average total maceration  Direct to press; 2.5% whole cluster    Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels

Aging

Aged 11 months in small French oak barrels; 48% new.

Appearance

Deep ruby in color.