The 2015 growing season created the opportunity to achieve rich tannins and bold acidity in our Pinot Noirs. It was a very small crop with thick skins and small berries. Our ‘15 Pinot Noirs have beautiful color and surprisingly large body for Pinots – yet the tannins are wonderfully smooth. It should be a celebrated vintage for its uniqueness and fantastic wines.
Flavors of ripe bing cherry, baked raspberry, and subtle tropical notes. Coupled with the classic spicy notes – cardamon, nutmeg, and allspice – that come from good Green Valley sites. The big, smooth tannins and full acidity carry this Pinot Noir through from start to finish. It should drink beautifully for the next 5 -7 years.
Aromas of cranberry, vanilla, raspberry and dried herbs. Flavors of cola, anise, rhubarb, and tart raspberry. A soft front followed by bright acidity and full tannins. This Pinot will continue to mature in the cellar.
Our 2014 Campbell Pinot is a single clone, 777. Harvested September 15th between 4 and 6 am, the fruit arrived at the winery still as cold as the morning low of 55 degrees.
It was fermented in t-bins, twenty percent whole cluster, and aged for eleven months, with thirty five percent new oak. Only two hundred cases produced. 14.1% Alcohol
Vibrant, ruby red color. Aromas of red fruit, blackberry, persimmon and hint of sweet tobacco.
On the palate this Zin has a clean, fresh beginning – it’s middle is full and round with balanced acid and smooth tannins, which carry through the finish. Flavors of cooked raspberry, rich cocoa powder, and white peppercorn evolve into a finish of summer berry tart and ripe cherries.
Featuring aromas of honeysuckle flower, toasted almond, citrus and pineapple.
With a full palette of bright citrus, orchard fruit – Asian pear and peach, and a hint of toasted oak. A Chardonnay that is full bodied and refreshing all at once, capable of pairing with a wide range of foods and flavors.
Our 2016 Chardonnay comes from the Stuhlmuller Ranch in the Southwest corner of Alexander Valley. This old Chardonnay vineyard is tucked into the hills where the valley ends and the Russian River turns west towards Healdsburg. A mix of Old Barn and number 4 clone, the vines benefit from the hot afternoons and cool nights along the river.
Total production of this Chardonnay was two hundred cases. All barrel fermented with fifty percent ML. 25% new oak