Nose

Red and black cherry are balanced with forest floor and briar notes.

Palate

Balanced acidity complement light brown spice.

Growing Conditions

Planted exclusively to Pinot Noir in 2000 and sustainably farmed, Sundawg Ridge Vineyard has become an exceptional site that produces fruit with incredible depth and sous bois qualities. A warm Spring led to early bud break and bloom, while a cold May reduced fruit set and kept yields in check. Final ripening happened at a steady state and contributed to an early harvest with high fruit quality. Appellation: Green Valley – Russian River Clones: 81% Pommard, 14% Dijon 115, 5% Calera

Harvest

After night harvesting, the fruit travels before sunrise to Saintsbury.

Winemaking

Each block remains separate and receives gentle handling starting at the sorting table through to the 5 ton open top fermenters for 5 day cold soak, 13 days total cuvaison.

Aging

11 months in 25% new, 31% 1-year old & 44% neutral all French Oak.