Bright, polished and impeccably balanced, this wine embodies the depth and nuance of the finest Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs. The nose offers a melange of black raspberry, Bing cherry, rhubarb and forest floor aromas, along with hints of holiday spice. On the palate, velvety tannins carry the lush, flowing flavors to a vibrant fruit and spice finish.
With just 50% of our average rainfall to start the season we took proactive measures in our vineyards, including early suckering and pruning, careful cover crop management and targeted irrigation to ensure healthy vines. Spring and summer brought mild-to-warm temperatures that allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, resulting in early flavor development at lower Brix with high acidity. To achieve balanced acids with even more flavor development we waited patiently until September 1st to begin our Chardonnay harvest and completed our last Pinot Noir pick on October 2nd. The resulting wines offer ideal ripeness, supple textures and beautifully concentrated flavors.
0.60 g/100 ml
Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months 40% new, 60% neutral