Defined by its high elevation and low-vigor uplifted marine soils, AlderSprings Vineyard produces tiny vines with equally tiny clusters and berries. Reflecting its distinctivemountain terroir, Pinot Noir from Alder Springs displays sophisticated texture and flavors a " mostnotably briar, licorice and exotic spicy aromas of cedar and clove.
With excellent natural acidity, balance, structure and length, this Pinot Noir showsits pedigree from the 2007 vintage. It begins with enticing floral, cherry and strawberry aromas,which are underscored by a distinctive note of clove and cedar spice—a hallmark of Alder Springs.The palate is graceful and layered, displaying elements of raspberry, cherry liqueur, licorice, freshfennel and cinnamon. A lovely expression of this high-mountain vineyard, the 2007 ALDER SPRINGSVINEYARD – Mendocino Pinot Noir is already showing remarkable poise at a relatively early age.
100% Pinot NoirMulti-yeast fermentations (wild & cultured)Sur lie aged100% malo-lactic fermentation in barrel50% new Burgundian French oak barrelsBottled without filtration