Our favorite Pinot Noir from David Bruce, this has waves of luscious fruit such as, red cherry, cranberry and plums, with mocha-laden oak, nutmeg and cinnamon spices and ripe, creamy flavors. The region 'Sonoma Coast' combines a cool ocean climate, with moderate rainfall and long sunny days to promote natural sugar development and good acidity.
For this vintage,we limited barrel aging to twelve months in order to accentuate ripe cherry aromas and flavors with toasted oak and spice beneath.In the mouth the wine is firm yet velvety,with lingering flavors.While drinking nicely now,it should evolve gracefully for up to five years.
We created this wine by harvesting fruit from five vineyards in the Russian River Valley,Sonoma Coast and Alexander Valley regions.We use traditional open-top tanks,and whole-berry fermentations combining “punched cap ” and gravity--fed “rack and return ” techniques to gently extract flavor from the grapes. We developed this unique regime to preserve delicate fruit and give a soft,supple feel in our finished wines.
Wine Facts: Case Production: 5,736 Type of oak: French, American, & Hungarian Time in oak: 12 Months pH: 3.62 Alcohol: 14.1%