This vineyard is situated on Roberts Road at the western base of Sonoma Mountain. We source fruit from six distinct blocks. The clone 115 block was originally planted in 1998 on 101-14 rootstock in an old creek bed, and forms the base of this wine each vintage. The primary clone 777 block was planted in 1999 on 101-14 rootstock in deeper loam soils. Small portions of Swan clone are blended in to add complexity and structural nuances. Climate is key to this vineyard's ability to produce noteworthy Pinot noir. Cool ocean breezes and Petaluma Gap fog keep the heat in check and allow for long hang time while retaining natural acidity.
Deeper loam soils
Open-top fermentation; Native yeast; 50% new French oak; Bottled unfined and unfiltered