Our Pinot Noir comes from the Char Vale vineyard, a unique vineyard in the heart of the Green Valley in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County.
The Green Valley is one of the smallest appellations in Sonoma County. It lies in the southwestern part of the Russian River Valley, bounded by the towns of Sebastopol, Forestville and Occidental. It is very tightly delineated, both geographically and climatically, and is the most consistent of any North Coast appellation in terms of soil, climate and flavor.
The fog is Green Valley’s trademark. The predominant soil type (60%) of this American Viticultural Area (AVA) is Goldridge soil, the most sought-after type in Sonoma County—especially for Pinot Noir. Green Valley wines share a distinctive flair.
The Char Vale vineyard was planted in the mid-nineties using the Martini clone and is meticulously farmed to produce elegant, food-friendly wines.
Our Pinot Noir opens with a bright cranberry and cherry nose that leads to fresh strawberries and currant undertones with a touch of coffee bean and red Italian leather. The palate of our Pinot Noir is well balanced between ripened red fruit and a hint of cherry cola leading to a pleasingly refined finish. This wine is well suited alongside an assortment of cheeses or a well-crafted charcuterie board.
100% Pinot Noir from the Char Vale Vineyard in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County
Harvest date: October 8, 2019 Bottling date: August 24, 2020 Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 5.91 g/L pH: 3.48