2009 Pinot Noir, 'Bella Vigna', Sonoma Coast
Winemaker’s Vineyard Notes: Steeply sloped (think “black diamond” for all you folks who snow ski), southeasterly facing hillside. Goldridge loam soils. One fifth Swan clone and four-fifths 777. Ton and a quarter to the acre. Harvested on October 5th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: 100% French Oak, 35% new wood. Punch downs only. Indigenous yeast primary fermentation and natural completion of ML. Unfined, unfiltered. Ruby in color. Lively nose of wild strawberry, bing cherry, cranberry, and orange pekoe tea. Secondary notes of rose petal, animale and a touch of mint. Full-bodied, silky mouthful of dark cherry, boysenberry, and plum. Long lasting finish with notes of raspberry and tea and a touch of acidity.
Cases Produced: 300