Grown in the deep, fertile soils of Confluence Vineyard’s lower bench, this is a beautifully textural and terroir-driven wine, with enticing aromas of plum, strawberry, iron-rich earth and tea leaves. On the palate it offers lush, flowing layers of bright red berries, as well as a savory notes of dried herbs and leather that add nuance and intrigue to a bright and buoyant finish.
The 2018 growing season was one of the finest Anderson Valley Pinot Noir vintages of the past decade. A dry winter and a cool, damp spring delayed budbreak and bloom by several weeks, and helped the vines to avoid any potential spring frost issues. Lovely weather throughout summer allowed for abundant hangtime and ideal ripening, leading to our first Pinot Noir pick on September 12th. The temperate weather continued into autumn, ensuring that we were able to pick every block and vineyard at the height of perfection. As a result, our 2018 wines are beautifully aromatic, with striking natural acidity, rich textures and alluring varietal flavors.