Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 60% new, 20% second vintage, 20% neutral
This dark and opulent expression of Pinot Noir brims with alluring aromas of boysenberry and ripe strawberry, as well as sophisticated notes of spearmint, baking spices and black licorice. On the palate, an undercurrent of dynamic acidity frames the generous berry flavors, with firm, resolved tannins and hints of exotic spices carrying the wine to a rich and complex 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.