2019 Pinot Noir, 'Pleasant Hill', Russian River
Winemaker’s Vineyard Notes: Sustainably farmed, cool climate vineyard site, Goldridge loam soils. Exceptionally rainy Winter leading into wet, cool Spring. Hot start to the Summer but mild late June and all July. Heated up nicely in August. Normal yield of 3 tons to the acre. 1/2 clone 115 and 1/2 clone 667.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 16 months sur lees in 100% French oak; 25% new oak. Deep ruby in color. Big, expressive nose of Bing cherry-cola, chocolate covered oranges and floral jasmine. Secondary aromas of Chinese 5 spice and blueberry pie. Ripe, full-bodied flavors of dark cherry, blueberry and baker’s chocolate. Finishes long with silky tannins and hints of orange peel and ripe plum.
Cases Produced: 360
Harvest Date: September 18th, 2019