Signature Series

2017 Signature Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Signature Pinot Noir is a vineyard-driven wine sourced since 2003 from a small, unique parcel in one of the most cherished micro-regions in the Russian River Valley. 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 wines.


$74 per bottle. Releases to First Offering Members in September 2019.

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Tasting notes

Opening with scents of lilac, violet and dried orange peel, 2017 Signature Pinot Noir reveals its core of dark cherry, dusty earth and Earl Grey tea.

The palate is seamless and elegant, with a flourish of ripe, red and black fruits framed by soft, silky tannins and integrated toasted oak notes. Polished and sophisticated, 2017 Pinot Noir delivers on the promise of its distinctive origin site with savory tobacco, wild thyme and warm baking spices carrying across the persistent finish, delicately punctuated by tart raspberry-like acidity.

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Cooperage

Aged 15 months in new François Frères Burgundy cooperage

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Availability

925 cases