“Very Good” PinotFile Rusty Gaffney "Very light reddish-purple color in the glass. Terrific aromatics featuring an enticing perfume of red cherries, red raspberries, Christmas spice, herbs and crusty bread. Light in weight but flavorful, picking up intensity over time in the glass. Cherries are the theme with hints of savory herbs and oak. Silky and feminine in style like fine red lingerie."
Barrels: 22% One-Year-Old French oak
78% Two-Year-Old French oak
Clones: 100% Dijon 114
Cases Produced: 55
As we learn the vineyard, we have identified ten rows of Reserve vines on a cool slope which are producing some of the most elegant grapes on the estate. The vines are cropped to 1.5 tons/acre allowing for greater concentration of flavors.
At blending, we select wines from French oak barrels without overt new oak characteristics, allowing for soft tannins and wonderful integration of flavors.