GOLD MEDAL - San Francicsco Chronicle Wine Competition
3+ STARS - Restaurant Wine
86 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Our Estate grown Pinot Noir is a test vineyard, located just off the Russian River on Limerick Lane. This .75 acre vineyard was established in 2008 after grafting existing vines. Two clones were introduced, 667 and 777, (Dijon clones from the Burgundy region of France) This small parcel has been duplicated at a second vineyard site, four acres of Pinot Noir clone 667, 776, 115, and 23, all planted in 2009 – this vineyard should be producing in ’12 and ’13. Until then…Enjoy!!!
In the glass, bright light red hues, darker to the edge, aromatic with scent of rose petal, cola and white mushroom. Medium weight on the palate with notes of cherry cola, fresh cherry pie and light spice. Long and luscious finish. Five barrels produced. Enjoy!!!
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir - Clone 667, 777
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Harvest Date: 9/3/12
Cooperage: 40% French Oak Francois Freres