Bright ruby toned in the glass, this Pinot Noir opens with aromas of dried blueberries and cherries, dusty black tea leaf, and dark chocolate power. Focused and resilient on the pallet with layers of bramble, graphite, duxelles and warm spec, this wine is vibrant. The elevated tannin finish holds a hint of pomegranate and a note of leather. Made from Demeter-certified biodynamic grapes.
Our intent in making wine is simple: we tend older vineyards, pressing them into gentle use. We seek low-till and dry-farmed vineyards for their depth and low yield. We let native grasses grow because vitality and diversity in the vineyard translate to a distinct expression of terroir and produce wine with a light footprint. We work closely with the land and its stewards in an effort to craft exceptional and unique wines.
Our Pinot Noir grapes come from Filigreen Farm, a Demeter-Certified Biodynamic farm in Anderson Valley. Filigreen Farm is more than a vineyard, orchard and produce farm; it's an ecosystem. Fertile river soil graces the Pinot Noir plots, and the Valley’s renowned daily temperature fluctuations and frequent fog couple to make ideal conditions to grow this notoriously finicky but delicious grape.
Vineyard: Filigreen Farm
Harvest Date: 9.12.17, 9.15.17
Bottling Date: 7.1.18
Barrel Regimen: neutral French oak for 10 months
Vinting: 30% whole cluster fermentation. Unfined and unfiltered