Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appelation: Sonona Coast
Sensory Notes: A luxurious, silky wine with bright dark ruby color and alluring aromas of Luxardo cherries which continues on the palate. Underscores of star anise, wild bay laurel and baking spices accentuate the satiny texture and long, robust finish.
Winemaking Notes: Situated on a hillside surrounded by redwoods, this fog-laden site has a top elevation of 900 feet above sea level. The dry farming practices combined with the hill’s excellent drainage adds nuance and complexity to the grapes, as well as notably smaller berries and clusters. We pick three Pinot Noir clones at their individual optimal ripenessnes: Calera, 777 and Pommard. The grapes were harvested by hand over a period of two weeks beginning on September 24th then hand-sorted and placed in tank for a cold soak of five to seven days with one pumpover per day. The three clones were co-fermented using native yeasts berries and punched down twice daily during fermentation. The wine was aged for 11 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% of which were new.