2017 Pinot Noir, 'Pleasant Hill', Russian River
Vineyard Notes: Sustainably farmed, cool climate vineyard site, Goldridge loam soils. Very rainy winter ending of string of drought years. Normal spring budbreak, fairly hot summer with record heat first week of September. Yield of 2.8 tons to the acre. 2/3s clone 115 and 1/3 clone 667. We harvested the fruit on September 8th
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 16 months sur lees in 100% French oak; 35% new oak. Deep ruby in color. Bright, expressive nose of dusty raspberry, ripe Bing cherry, violets, and clove. Secondary notes of saddle leather and mint. Medium-bodied flavors of Bing cherry, ripe raspberry, orange pekoe tea and tobacco. Finishes long with bright notes of Alpine strawberry and baker’s chocolate.
Cases Produced: 500