2006 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Stunning!! Red fruit with bright and crisp minerality
Tasting Notes November 2016 (as written by participants to the 2016 Harvest Party)
Color: Plum with slight ambering at edges, still gemlike and bright
Nose: Earthy with a lack of fruit notes. Some caramel tones
Mouthfeel: Luscious, textural
Flavor: Warmer, riper than the other Estate Grown wines tasted; Caramel and fruit notes, but not cherry or berries. Earthy and deep.
Our own vineyard, this one acre site sits at 900 ft. atop the rolling hills southwest of Sebastopol not far from the ocean’s influence. Planted in 1994 in clones 115, 667, and 777, the vines are often surrounded in fog and its yields are usually low, about 1-1.5 tons per acre. This small amount of fruit however is highly concentrated and has that luscious mouthfeel that Sonoma Coast Pinots embrace. Every year the entire vineyard is picked by family and friends who come from all over the world to share in the experience and to dine on our deck overlooking the Russian River Valley. 51 cases produced.
Tasted Feb. 2015
Color: Pure red to ruby; gem-like in its play with light and color
Nose: Bright pomegranate to cranberry with the earthiness of wet sex. The French say, "Sah-Vahj´"
Flavors: Stunning!! Red fruit with bright and crisp minerality mid-palate. Deep complement of earthiness and fine tannins for profound complexity. Long spicy finish of white pepper, fruit and earth combined.