2014
Green Valley

Pinot Noir
Description

This wine is a blend from several vineyards and Pinot Noir clones, each of which contributes something unique to the finished wine. The late-ripening Ferguson vineyard (Swan Clone) lends dark, intense fruit and tannins while the Giberti vineyard (Clone 115) ripens earlier in a slightly warmer area of the valley. The backbone of the blend is from the Swicegood Vineyard (Clone 777, 667, 115) where the soils are reminiscent of those in Burgundy: rich in clay and calcareous. Grapes are destemmed and go through native fermentation in open-top vats with hand punchdowns before being aged in French oak barrels for 14 months.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opening with enticing aromas of dark cherry and plum with a touch of soft spice, our 2014 Green Valley Pinot Noir seduces the senses.

Palate: 

Upon the palate, flavors of blueberry, blackberry, black cardamom and a touch of clove mingle with a slight stem quality which adds to the structure and dimension of the wine. With medium plus body, a round, finely textured mouthfeel and jammy finish, this wine is one to be enjoyed upon release.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

In the western hills of the Russian River Valley, the small Green Valley appellation is one of Sonoma County’s coolest regions. Evening fog rolls in over from the Pacific Ocean to temper the warm summer days. These optimal conditions extend the growing season, encouraging flavor concentration in the berries while soils rich in minerals from an ancient seabed infuse the fruit with nuanced flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 13.5% by volume
  • pH: 3.5
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.9 g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 25% New Oak
    • Origin of Oak: French
  • Months in Barrel: 14
  • Production: 617 Cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Rosemary and Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Cheese & Nuts:
Semi-Soft Cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
$45