Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak; Barrel Aging: 16 months - 60% new, 20% neutral, 20% second vintage
Once again, the hillside vines of Confluence Vineyard have yielded a vibrant and luxurious Pinot Noir with complex aromas of rich strawberry compote, iron earth and leather. On the palate, pure, focused flavors of strawberry and cherry are impeccably balanced by firm tannins and a bright acidity that bring out the more delicate nuances in this wine’s long, satisfying finish.
The 2017 season began with plentiful rains that resulted in healthy vines and an excellent crop. After ideal temperate weather throughout the summer, a significant September heat spell ushered in a brisk start to harvest. A return to normal temperatures, combined with thoughtful irrigation, slowed the pace and allowed us to continue picking each site at optimal levels of ripeness. The grapes arrived at our winery in exceptional condition, resulting in complex wines that embody the rustic elegance of great Anderson Valley winemaking.