A strong and bruding nose of dark red fruits, black cherry, crushed rock, and floral components leap from the glass. The palate is replete with savory, meaty characteristics and red and black fruits. Declarant tannins are matched with mouth watering acidity that follows through a long, complex finish. Only 487 Cases Produced.
94 Points Vinous, 93 Points James Suckling & 93 Points International Wine Report
Vivid red. Ripe cherry and boysenberry aromas show excellent clarity and complementary suggestions of rose oil, vanilla, succulent herbs and a hint of smoked meat. Appealingly sweet, palate-coating red and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors slowly tighten up on the back half. Finishes with impressive length, sneaky tannins and resonating bitter cherry and spice notes. This outstanding Pinot benefits quite a bit from air at this stage. (20% whole clusters and 37% new French oak) - Josh Raynolds of Vinous
AVA: Ribbon Ridge • Elevation: 200-300 Ft. • Exposure: East • Soils: Marine Sedimentary (Willakenzie Series) • Clones: Wadenswil, 777 & 667 • Native Yeast Fermentation
The Flanerie Vineyard, planted in 2003, sits facing due east on the southern edge of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The terrain is comprised of a thin layer of topsoil over a deep seam of marine sedimentary motherock. Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles.
Bottled September 2017 | 20% Whole Cluster | 3.79 pH | 5.3 g/L TA | 14.8% ABV | 12 Months in Oak Barrels (37% New)