100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 60% new, 20% neutral, 20% second vintage
Deep and expressive, this beautifully structured Pinot Noir displays luxurious aromas of brambly blackberry and blueberry pie, along with hints of black licorice, anise and pennyroyal. On the palate, robust, mouthcoating tannins add presence and volume to the dark berry fruit flavors, with lovely underlying acidity drawing the wine to a vibrant finish.
The 2016 growing season delivered another exceptional vintage to the Anderson Valley. Early and consistent spring rains provided for an excellent fruit set, followed by ideal summer temperatures, which brought the acidity and flavor profiles of the grapes into perfect balance. This sequence led us to begin harvesting our warmer estate vineyards beginning in mid-August, while a well-timed mid-September heat spike allowed our grapes in the cooler “deep end” of the valley to develop beautiful structures and lush flavors.