“The color is medium to dark cherry red. In the nose there are hints of leather, rose, spices and a touch of toasty oak. It is full bodied and quite intense. This young Pinot is complex and full of flavor followed by a long, lingering finish. This wine is tightly wound now but will relax with a little time in the bottle and will reward patient cellaring over the next two to ten years.”

The Russian River Valley is renowned for producing superb Pinot Noir’s and is widely regarded as one of the premier spots in California for this fickle grape. We feel our first releases of Pinot Noir under the name does the appellation justice. We sourced our grapes from two very different vineyards. One is relatively flat, on the valley floor and the other is on a hillside. One is planted to UCD 23 and the other to a selection known as the Martini Clone. Both are in the heart of the Russian River Appellation and both are managed by dedicated farmers. Yields averaged 2.5 to 3 tons per acre.