2020 Pinot Noir, Jeansheep Vineyard, Anderson Valley
On warm August days, the Jeansheep Vineyard is aromatized by a mixture of Valley Oaks and Bay Laurel trees along Bollie’s Creek. Located on the North West side of our estate vineyard, it is often the coolest of our Pinot Noir blocks because of the coastal winds that blow through in the afternoon and its relatively richer soils produce a slightly thicker canopy, thus providing more shade to the fruit. With the degree-lowering shade and less sun, this fruit-concentrated vintage has a rich Santa Rosa plum flavor spiced with cardamom and a summer forest nose. With a structure built like a ram, we love giving this one an extra swirl in the glass before full enjoyment.
100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir, Clone 667 (100%)
Aged 18 mos in 60 gal Radoux Integration Oak Barrels
Cheese Pairing: Boont Corners Vintage
Case Production: 177
Recent Awards: 2023 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, Double Gold