From the producer: There are many differences between vineyards in this small appellation, but the majority of them do share a common influence – the cooling effect that follows the Russian River inland from the Pacific coast. The resulting fog helps keep nights cool and offers vines a respite from daytime temperatures. In turn, these diurnal temperature swings slow down ripening and promote more evolved flavors in our grapes. We work with vineyards that span a diverse and varied view into a region that many would call the heartland of California Pinot Noir. Our goal is to create a wine that showcases the essence of this magical appellation. Nose: Bright citrus rind with fresh cranberry, strawberry and a touch of baking spice. Mouth: Broad, with a supportive acid structure which highlights the notes of raspberry, pomegranate and well-balanced oak.