Red and black cherry are balanced with forest floor and briar notes.
Balanced acidity complement a full
midpalate with flavors of earth and light brown spice.
Sitting above the morning fog at 240 foot elevation, only twelve miles from the Pacific ocean, the vineyard showcases Goldridge soil. 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.
An off season with more rainfall than recent years led us into a warm spring. A cool
summer was followed by a mild finish to the growing season causing the final ripening
to happen at a steady rate and the quality of the grapes to be very high.
Clones: 76% Pommard, 24% Dijon 115/Calera cofermentation
Appellation: Green Valley, Russian River
The fruit arrived in bins at sunrise after a night pick. Each block remained seperate from the sorting table through to the small, open-top fermenters. Total tank-time (cuvaison) was 13 days - the first 5 being a cold soak.
11 months in 20% new French Oak.