Mendocino County

Pinot Noir

Elegant mid-weight reds are made in the traditional dry, earthy style of the French classics. Most are Pinot Noirs, but all share European sensibilities and a savory food-oriented flavor profile.

FOOD PAIRING: Flexible partners for lighter meats, poultry & seafood (served hot). Ideal for dishes accented with CHEESE, MUSHROOMS or GARLIC, but not suited for spicy heat or sugary foods!

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To best preserve the quality of the grapes and fully express their unique terroir, the wine is vinified in open-top fermentors using native yeasts. The grapes undergo hand punchdowns and after the maceration is complete, the juice is extracted using a gentle basket press.

Tasting Notes

The nose of this wine opens with aromas of English tea and chocolate blended with fresh berry. 


Flavors of cola and strawberry jam are layered with the richness of earth and forest floor. The wine is medium bodied with a lengthy and intoxicating finish.

Vintage Notes: 

The northwest facing hills of Mendocino teem with life: grazing sheep, bees and roaming chickens are part of the terrain’s vibrant nature. Sourced from a trio of warm sites including the renowned Masút Vineyard, a nice breeze
cools each of these vineyards in the afternoon. In 1996, Pinot Noir was planted at Masút according to Biodynamic® principles; today, its vines are tended to by renowned pioneers of Biodynamic farming: Jacob Fetzer and his family.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Mendocino County
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.53
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.9g/L
  • Aging:
    • French oak
    •  22 Months in barrel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil Recipe
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce