2020 Pinot Noir

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Our Pinot Noir vineyard is planted along the banks of the Russian River, where the morning fog lingers and cools the vines.  The vineyard is planted to three clones - Dijon 777, for rich concentration and black fruit; Dijon115, for soft tannins and perfume and Pommard, for color, dark fruit  and spice.
The 2020 growing season enjoyed near-perfect growing conditions.  The year began with unseasonably warm temperatures, and lower than normal rainfall.  This was followed by weeks of steady daytime heat and cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly.  At harvest, the quality of the fruit was excellent with high acidity and intense flavors.
Our Estate Pinot Noir is classically styled with balanced acidity and complex flavors.  Fragrant aromas of black and red cherry, raspberry, vanilla and oak fill the glass.  This is a soft wine with silky texture and bright flavors of fresh cherry, blueberry, plum, barrel spice and a hint of vanilla.  There is a long lingering finish on this lush wine. 


2020:  95 points  & Five Stars Beverage Dynamics / Cheers
2020:  91 pointsJames Suckling
2020:  91 points - California State Fair
2020:  Gold Medal, Best of Show Red  Monterey Wine Festival