Nose

Black cherry, cranberry , cola and pomegranate aromas.

Palate

Long and full on the palate with bright plum and rhubarb notes and a refreshingly zesty finish.

Growing Conditions

We’ve made our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir exclusively from fruit that is sourced for our single-vineyard wines. These vineyards highlight Pinot Noir at its best from the Sonoma Coast AVA: cooler sites with lower yields, resulting in amazing concentration and vibrancy. Goldridge soil series, which is well-drained and highly erodible, with poor nutrients forcing vines to struggle thus delivering dense fruit clusters. Overall climate is cool, foggy and sometimes windy; however, with enough sunshine to produce fruit with intense color and flavors. Following heavy rains in February, budbreak began along the coast in the first week of March. With fully saturated soils and warmer than usually temperatures, the vines brought the 2014 fruit to maturity with great concentration and big round tannins. Clones: 75% Pommard, 19% Dijon 828, 6% Dijon 777

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 open top fermenters for 5 day cold soak, 13 days total cuvaison.

Aging

10 months in 25% new, 15% 1-year old, and 60% neutral French Oak barrels.

Food Pairing

Paella, Grilled eggplant pizza and Texas-style brisket.