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Pinot Noir 2020

Red Wines

Pinot Noir, Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley, 2020

Vintage Description:
2020 was a warm but beautiful vintage. We had a relatively early budbreak with a quite warm growing season. We get two different clones from the Frost Ranch of Bacigupi Vineyards. This beautiful area is very close to the Russian River and the pockets of fog help the grapes to ripen evenly, even in warmer years.

Winemaking Notes:
We hand-harvested the Pinot Noir around 2 am and brought it to the winery ice cold. The grapes were destemmed and put into an open top fermenter to cold soak for 4 days. After 4 days, the wine fermented with native yeast and then was put to a mix of new and used French oak barrels. The wine stayed sur lies for 11 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes:
Aromas of bing cherry, pumpkin pie spice, black currant, brambly berries, and vanilla bean. The palate is bright with tons of pop but also great density of flavors such as dried cherry, raspberry coulis and membrillo. The tannins are beautifully elegant but slightly chewy giving nice weight to the palate and finish. This wine is truly beautiful now but will come even further into its own in 2 years and will lay down for up to 8 years quite nicely.

Blend: 100% Russian River Pinot Noir, 64% Wente Clone, 36% 777 Clone
Oak/Stainless Profile: 25% New French Oak, 75% Used French Oak, aged 11 months
Brix at Harvest: 24.0

$65 / Bottle






Russian River Valley


Current Release




6.0 g/L


750 ml





Cases Produced : 277

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