AVA: Anderson Valley,
Vineyard Location: 2 miles
west of downtown Booneville
Vineyard Size: 1.0 acre
Elevation: 318’ (116m)
Soil Composition: sandy,
gravelly alluvial loam
uniquely cuts through the coastal range rather than lying between ridges like
most valleys. Our vineyard is located
only 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean, where diurnal shifts can cause
temperature swings of up to 50 degrees, keeping acid development in line with
sugar and flavor formation.
Grapes were destemmed whole
berry and cold soaked for four days.
After an eight-day fermentation with twice daily punchdowns, the grapes
were pressed off and the juice was barreled into two neutral, one once filled,
and one twice filled French Oak barrels where they aged for 16 months prior to being
bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Dark cherries, clove, and a
touch of vanilla highlight this rich, complex Pinot Noir, which finishes with
bright and balanced acidity.
Harvest date: October 1, 2012
Lot size: 1.8 tons
Total acidity: 6.34 g/L
Bottling date: April 25, 2014
Production: 62 cases