Perfumed and unique nose of mulberries, orange slices, sweet spices, burdock root and lotus seeds. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins and a soft, supple texture. Plump and moreish. Drink now.
Sonoma County's undeniable charm and beauty is accompanied by a vast array of microclimates, soil variations, and distinct geographies ideal for cultivating exceptional wines. This remarkable diversity has given rise to over sixteen sub-regions within the county, including the Sonoma Coast. This blend originates from coastal vineyards situated at an altitude exceeding 1,000 feet
The grapes are selectively handpicked in the early morning hours and delivered to the winery in the crisp, pre-dawn air for careful sorting. After fully destemming the fruit, the fermentation process takes place in open-top stainless steel tanks, using only 100% natural yeasts, and employing twice daily punchdowns to extract color, tannins, and flavors. Upon completion, the wine is transferred to 55% new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurred, followed by an 11-month maturation period in the cellar. The unfined and unfiltered Pinot Noir is bottled around a year after the harvest.
A semi-opaque, deep ruby with a purple hint, the 2021 Pinot Noir Cuvee Number Eight takes on a darker profile, with wet stone, blackberry, pepper, and grilled rosemary. Full-bodied, it brings more structure, with ripe tannins, iron-rich earth, and kirsch as well as fresh lift on the finish. Drink 2025-2035.
Delivers a lush, hard-to-resist core of plum and boysenberry preserves that roll through, laced with anise and sweet spices on the broad finish. For fans of the not-shy style.