Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir

  Profile #1
Ethereal Style
Profile #2
Collectible Style
Profile #3
Impact Style
Appearance Don't let the light color fool you! Medium garnet. Medium-dark garnet.
Aroma Violet cologne, cherry, truffle, spice, sarsaparilla, rose, sandalwood and leather. Dense, closed, black cherry, tobacco, leather, mulberry, and clay. Black cherry, tar, barnyard, and assertive oak.
Flavor Soft, delicate, oily tannins, and a floral spiciness. Full, somewhat hard tannins, rich black cherry fruit, smoke, honey, and orange peel. A finish of tremendous length and full of violets. Full, spicy and hard in its tannins, heavily extracted flavors of black cherry driven by substantial alcohol and plenty of vanilla.
Balance Moderate acidity, restrained alcohol. Moderate acidity and alcohol. Substantial alcohol.
Oenological Designed to improve for five years or more after release.
Viticultural Ripe but not overripe. Dijon Clone 115 gives cherries and structure. Extended hangtime gives fruit-forward aromas, aggressive tannins.
Terroir Cooling Pacific influence and plenty of fog. Cooling Pacific influence and plenty of fog. Cooling Pacific breezes and plenty of fog.