Signature Series

2016 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. The vineyard’s gently sloping southeastern exposure combined with 35+ year vine age yield poised, complex and age-worthy Pinot Noir.

  • 750 mL
    $70

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Tasting notes

Plush texture and fresh, bright fruit are the hallmarks of 2016 Signature Pinot Noir. Its youthful energy abounds, opening with fragrances of black cherries, anise, red currants and strawberry rhubarb pie with faint wafts of tobacco and toasted brioche.

With pleasantly firm, fine-grained tannins, the wine offers bright, tart notes of cranberry and dried orange peel balanced by earth-inspired layers of tilled soil and black tea. The long, lingering finish is lifted by floral and herbal notes of lilacs, menthol and wild thyme.

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Cooperage

Aged 15 months in new François Frères Burgundy barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Availability

988 cases