2016 Pinot Noir, 'Pleasant Hill', Russian River Magnum
Vineyard Notes: Sustainably farmed, cool climate vineyard site, Goldridge loam soils. Early budbreak, very warm June & July, wonderfully cool August & first half September, smaller crop 2.3 tons to the acre. 2/3s clone 115 and 1/3 clone 667. We harvested the fruit on September 14th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Aged 16 months in 35% new French oak barrels, sur lees. Dark purple in color. Really expressive nose of dark cherry and baked blackberry pie with spicy, perfumey notes of Asian spice. Secondary wafts of rose petal, orange peel, and black tea. Velvety flavors of Bing cherry cobbler, dark cherry cola and orange peel. Mouth-watering acidity with long finish of tea, baker’s chocolate and tarragon.