2015 is on record as the earliest harvest in 50 years of grape growing for our region. While it was an early and generous season for all agricultural activity in the Valley, it will be remembered as particularly noteworthy for the wines we produced. A warm summer and ideal weather conditions in September allowed us to harvest convincingly ripe grapes with fine natural acidity intact and compelling flavors. The North Valley Pinot Noir is classic example of the great potential of our winegrowing region.
Aromas of ripe, dark fruits like blackberry and black cherry dominate, with both floral (violets) and earthy elements, baking spice, and traces of earth and char like wood smoke.
Bright on entry, with ample presence and drive. Flavors of blackberry and plum dominate with a hint of sage and brown butter, and a sanguine quality of roasted meat on a broad framework.
Fruit, freshness and mineral persist nicely with good grip and texture from the fine tannins.