2006 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Color: Plum with slight ambering at edges, still gemlike and bright
Nose: Earthy with a lack of fruit notes. Some caramel tones
Mouthfeel: Luscious, textural
Flavor: Warmer, riper than the other Estate Grown wines tasted; Caramel and fruit notes, but not cherry or berries. Earthy and deep.
Our own vineyard, this one acre site sits at 900 ft. atop the rolling hills southwest of Sebastopol not far from the ocean’s influence. Planted in 1994 in clones 115, 667, and 777, the vines are often surrounded in fog and its yields are usually low, about 1-1.5 tons per acre. This small amount of fruit however is highly concentrated and has that luscious mouthfeel that Sonoma Coast Pinots embrace. Every year the entire vineyard is picked by family and friends who come from all over the world to share in the experience and to dine on our deck overlooking the Russian River Valley. 51 cases produced.