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


Balanced acidity complement light brown

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


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


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.


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