Named for Count Haraszthy’s youngest son, Bela’s Selection Pinot Noir hails primarily from two vineyards, Starkey and Goodin, in the Sebastopol Hills area of the Russian River Valley. Starkey Vineyard is planted to 30+ year-old vines and includes clones 23, 828 and Pommard. Goodin Vineyard is located in the southeastern hills of the Russian River Valley which is ideal for growing Pinot Noir grapes.
Once harvested, the whole berries were basket pressed and fermented with native yeast in small open-top oak vats with hand punchdowns. The wine was aged for 15 months in 100% French oak barrels, 10% new oak