and exotic spice aromas of cardamom and star anise.
The supple palate unravels in layers
with succulent flavors of Santa Rosa plum, raspberry and black tea. Fine tannins round out
the finish and are balanced by its youthful acidity.
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
Hand-harvested, picked at night.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2015
Hand-sorted while still cold from the field; 8% whole cluster
5-day cold soak, 16 day maceration
Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
Gentle punchdowns and pumpovers
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 11 months in French Oak barrels; 43% new
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Marques, Remond, Gauthier
This quintessential Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is deep ruby red in color.