Signature Series

2018 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.

  • 750 mL
    $78

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Tasting notes

Sharp focus, with lively aromas and brilliant depth of flavor are hallmarks of the seamless 2018 Signature Pinot Noir.

Opening with a vibrant mix of herb-tinged berries and earthbound complexity— strawberry and tangy cranberry scents commingle with dried violets, orange peel, spicy licorice and rhubarb. The silky, medium-bodied palate is framed by undulating layers of bright berry fruits, fresh-tilled earth and spicy amaro-like accents. The wine is persistent with savory-herbal notions of wild thyme, cedar and baking spices supporting a long, fresh and lively finish.

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Cooperage

Aged 15 months in new François Frères Burgundy cooperage

Winemaker

Hope Goldie

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Availability

1,130 Cases