From a small parcel of land in the Santa Rosa Plains neighborhood, this vibrant red Pinot Noir is fruit forward and delicate in style, that finishes gently with notes of dusty cocoa and cedar.
This wine is vibrant red in color. Red cherry and dried hibiscus define the nose. The palate is fruit forward and delicate in style. The wine finishes gently with notes of dusty cocoa and cedar.
This vintage produced 487 (9L) cases, 20 barrels.
The grapes for this Pinot Noir came from a vineyard owned by Bruce Cummings, located in the Santa Rosa Plains neighborhood of the Russian River Valley. The renowned grower, Charlie Chenoweth, has been managing the vineyard, ensuring balanced vines and consistent and stunning fruit.
This small parcel of land is planted to three Dijon clones of Pinot Noir; 667, 777, and 115. This offers a field blend of clones to bring complexity to the wine. The fruit came in the door healthy, ripe and luscious. The fruit was hand harvested in the cool evening hours on September 8th, 2014.
The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermentors, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of must. Inoculation with select yeast strains followed a three-day cold soak, and the caps were managed with a combination of pumpovers and punchdowns. After 12 months of aging in exclusively French oak barrels, we bottled in August 11th of 2015.