100% Pinot Noir
70% New, 30% Second French oak
Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests
Featuring both hillside and valley floor plantings, Confluence Vineyard is one of the most diverse properties in our Estate portfolio—and the warmest. In 2009, this resulted in a powerful wine with gorgeous fruit and spice layers, as well as more sophisticated elements of pennyroyal, cola and moist, dark earth. Though there is excellent acidity and abundant high-tone red fruit notes, as the wine develops it reveals power and depth with more dark berry and chocolate layers that lead to a long mineral and spice finish.