Sourced exclusively from 15 acres of Pinot Noir from the first plantings at the Estate Vineyard, Founder Jim Bernau planted these vines using a Christmas tree planter pulled behind his 33 horsepower tractor.He grafted the French clones 667 and 777 on a portion of the vines when they became available.
The warm growing season of 2014 resulted in perfectly ripe fruit with intense colors and concentrated flavors. Ruby colored in the glass, the wine opens with a complex nose of plum, boysenberry, violets, cologne, tobacco and cigar box. Showcasing grace and finesse, the flavors brighten on the medium bodied palate with red fruit framed by wood spice, nutmeg and graphite. The well-structured, polished tannins and balancing acidity suggest this wine will further reward those with patience. Peak drinkability: 2016 - 2022.