2016 Pinot Noir Russian River
Our Pinot Noir grapes come from Windsor Oaks Vineyard, just south of Healdsburg, California. This vineyard splits itself between Russian River and Chalk Hill with the Pinot growing on the mid-elevation vineyard blocks. Our Pinot Noir has a rich aromatic nose full of black fruit, cassis, hints of leather, tobacco, and brooding earthy notes. We aged our Pinot in both new and older French Oak barrels that allow the wine to breath and mature gracefully, rounding out the complexity of the wine.
Smokey nose with aroma of cherry, pomegranate and blackberry. Delightful palate with hints of blackberry, tobacco, and earthy warmth.
Windsor Oaks Vineyard
We fermented our Pinot using a strain of yeast originating from the Burgundy region of France, then took the wine through full malolactic fermentation. The vineyard block in which we harvest is a dedicated, single-clone planting of Clone 777, which is known for producing wines of complexity, balance and aromatics.
Recommended Food Pairings
Roasted turkey, duck, fatty fish such as salmon, as well as pasta dishes