Nose

Rich aromas of apricot and orange zest, as well as honey, hazelnut and puff pastry.

Palate

The flavors are equally as generous with a mix of peach, candied orange and lemon peel, with almond, pecan and butterscotch undertones. The palate is delicious and coating on entry with a refreshing, balanced acidity. With over four years of aging en tirage, this vibrant and complex wine combines a rich texture with excellent drive on the palate. This bright, crisp sparkler will age beautifully over the next 20+ years, developing attractive caramelized, nutty and toasted flavors and aromas.

Growing Conditions

Some of our very finest Pinot Noir has come to us from the Redding Ranch vineyard since 2010. A low-yielding, 20-acre site located at between 800-1,000 feet on a west-facing slope in northwest Marin County above the town of Nicasio, these vines struggle to grow in the cool, coastal air, yet they consistently produce delicious small-berried, hand-sized clusters. Marin County is bordered on three sides by water: the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Bay and the San Pablo Bay. This marine influence keeps summer temperatures moderately cool during the hottest part of the day, affording a slower ripening of the fruit and longer development on the vine. Appelation: Marin County

Bottling

Bottling Date: April 17, 2013

Winemaking

Barrel Fermentaion: 42%

Aging

With over four years of aging en tirage, this vibrant and complex wine combines a rich texture with excellent drive on the palate.