Late Harvest Shahpar
2015 Signature Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Signature Pinot Noir is a vineyard-driven wine grown from a small four-acre parcel in one of the most cherished micro-regions in the Russian River Valley. We've had the privilege of sourcing from this unique site since 2003. Ideally suited for Pinot Noir, the predominant soil type is Goldridge, derived from an ancient inland sea that slowly emptied into the Pacific Ocean. Its excellent drainage and low soil fertility allow us to create a balanced vineyard ecosystem yielding exceptional, high-quality fruit without irrigation, supporting our endeavor to dry farm the site. The vineyard's gently sloping southeastern exposure combined with 35+ year vine age yield poised, complex and age-worthy Pinot Noir.
The 2015 vintage showcases a silky, seamless personality with the depth and concentration that Russian River-grown Pinot Noir is acclaimed for.
Its youthful energy abounds - greeting you with fleshy red berry, orange peel, steeped black tea, fresh rose petal that quickly moves into more savory aspects. 2015 Signature Pinot Noir hits the palate with fruit and floral notes at the forefront, pronounced bright acidity maintains its lithe stance, and silky-smooth tannins on the long spice-laden finish – all which combine to create a vibrant wine. 2015 Signature Pinot Noir deserves to be opened now, though it will no doubt continue to evolve gracefully over the next decade or more.