Bringing together the best fruit from our Marin County growing partners, this enchanting Pinot Noir opens with enticing red berry aromas with hints of dark cherry and vanilla. On the palate, strawberry, bright cherry and currant combine with a well-balanced acidity and result in a long and satisfying finish.
Bringing together the best fruit from our Marin County partner vineyards, this delicious Pinot Noir opens with enticing dark berry aromas with notes of black cherry and raspberry. On the palate, cranberry, cherry and dried currants combine with a well-balanced acidity and lead to a long and satisfying finish.
Surrounded by water, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east, Marin County is one of the coolest AVAs in California. The winter temperatures are typically warmer than Napa and Sonoma because of the surrounding bodies of water and its heavy precipitation. While bud break is accelerated, the cool spring and summer seasons lead to long hang times. This longer growing season lends itself to high quality wines with balance, natural
acidity and lower alcohol levels.
A blend of four distinct sites throughout Marin County, the base of this cool climate Pinot Noir is formed from two mature vineyards in the northernmost reaches of the Marin County appellation that border the Petaluma Gap: the Stubbs and Corda Vineyards. The grapes from these vineyards were harvested between October 5th and October 29th before being fermented in a combination of small open top fermenters and aged in 100% French oak barrels (15% new) for 14 months.