Aromas of black cherry, cola and violet.
A structured palate dense with blueberries, blackberries, spice and tea leaf. The lengthy finish is punctuated with anise and finely grained yet ample firm tannins.
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.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2012.
Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts 5‐day cold soak, 16 days total maceration Hand‐punched cap Concurrent, spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 62% new
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 62% new.
Intense garnet in color, this stately pinot noir is sturdy in both assertiveness and refinement.