2014 The Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir
#1 IN THE US-WINNER: BEST OF CLASS-San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
This is the largest, oldest and most respected in the US.
Mike Dunn, SF Chronicle judge, writes, “Don’t be put off by its light color. Pinot noir is deceiving in that way. Sometimes – and this is one of them – the lighter the color the jazzier and more transparent the fruit, showing off why Russian River Valley is so recognized for pinot noirs silken, spirited and true to its classic Burgundian heritage.”
This vineyard is cordon-pruned, producing a single Dijon clone, 777. Surrounded by lamas, goats, bees, and dogs, it’s farmed by two retired San Francisco gentlement who strive to grow the finest fruit in the world. We are the only winery to have ever made wine from this vineyard. We guided them to organic farming three years ago. It is a signature Halleck Vineyard wine, displaying the quality, complexity and luscious flavor we’ve become known for.
Color: Deep bright reds. Garnet and ruby luminescence.
Nose: Wafts of black cherry with a balance of earth tones.
Flavor: Rich, ripe fruit with great texture and structure. Leads with dark cherry with a mid-palate of earth, forest floor, Christmas spices and a long peppery finish. This is a gorgeous wine with a long life ahead.