Rodgers Creek Vineyard
This concentrated Pinot Noir comes from a single vineyard perched high on a ridge between Petaluma and Sonoma, exposed to both wind and fog from the Pacific Ocean. Thin, well-drained volcanic soils and gusty winds keep yields low and flavors and aromas highly concentrated. A heritage selection of Pommard gives pure dark cherry fruit while Dijon clones that thrive in the cold climate provide firm structure and velvety richness to the wine.
In a characteristically cold vineyard, this was an uncommonly chilly growing season. While this was challenging to growers (smaller crop) and winemakers (condensed harvest) alike, the longer-than-usual growing season yielded outstanding fruit, richly flavored, with excellent acidity and balance.
This wine displays classic aromatics of black cherry, strawberry coulis, violets and baking spice. On the palate, complex layers of sweet red and black fruits and plum jam mingle with spicy oak and forest floor notes with a brisk minerality on the finish.
Glucose / Fructose: Dry
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 40% New
Aged: 18 months
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir