This alluring and hedonistic wine has amazing extract and purity of fruit focus. Vibrant aromas of wild strawberry, cranberry and raspberry soufflé harmonize with floral and East-Indian spice notes. The heady aromas lead into equally vibrant flavors of Bing cherry, raspberry and brown sugar. On the palate, the wine’s juicy mouthfeel is supported by centered acidity building with fruit through the mid-palate, to the fine grain tannins on the finish.
Located north of Philo, Rich Savoy has been farming Pinot Noir from this vineyard in the Anderson Valley for 20 years. We vinify five clones of Pinot Noir (Calera, Dijon 113,115, Martini 13 and Pommard) separately and select only the best barrels for our single vineyard wine. This wine offers dark and complex blackberry, with mineral and orange peel notes. It tends to be a bit earthier than our Russian River or Sonoma Coast wines. It is massively structured and will be the slowest wine to evolve, offering a great reward for those with six to eight years of patience.
Total Acidity: 0.57 g/l 14.1% abv pH:3.65 Harvest Date: 09/25/2009