The 2013/2014 winter was one of the driest on record in California and rainfall totals in California were approximately half of normal. However, the timing could not have been better: heavy rains in late February and early March gave a much-needed drink of water to the vines as they were emerging from dormancy and about to begin bud break. With a warm spring and summer, the benefit of the drought was that berry sizes were smaller and had more concentrated flavors, which contributed to the overall quality of the 2014 harvest.
Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is sourced from two vineyards in the heart of the AVA. We use three clones, 115, 777 and Pommard. Blended together, they bring out the character and purity of place from each site.
Red currant, raspberry, red licorice and clove with floral notes of rose petal and caramel. Bright and structured flavors of red cherry lead to a rich and elegant finish.
September 27- October 7 2014
22 months in 100% French Oak, 33% new
11 barrels produced