2018 Pinot Noir,
Russian River Valley


A fresh, refined expression of Russian River Pinot. Rigorous analysis of the world’s best Pinot Noirs guided our winemaking practices—clonal selection, whole-cluster fermentation, and an anaerobic approach.


Coming from top Pinot Noir sites in the Russian River Valley, the 2018 blend is 50% De La Montanya (Pommard, 115, & Calera), 25% Bucher Vineyard North L Block (777), 20% Dutton Goff Vineyard (115), and 5% Kilcullen Vineyard (Pommard)

Harvest Date: Sept 11-29
Brix: 23.7˚ average
Soil: Huichica clay and Spreckels loam at De La Montanya, Yorkville clay at Bucher, and Goldridge fine sandy loam at Goff and Kilcullen
Clones: 115, 777, Calera and Pommard
AVA: Russian River Valley


Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation: Tank fermented with native yeast and 25% whole cluster. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aging: As traditionally practiced in Burgundy, we use an anaerobic approach with our Pinot Noir to preserve freshness. It was aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and spent 13 months in 39% new French barrels (François Frères, Demptos and Taransaud). The wine was then lightly fined with egg white and bottled without filtration.

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