Pinot Noir comes in all shapes and sizes according to location and clone. I have found that the best expression of this part of the northern Sonoma Coast is to wait until the tannins have softened somewhat, giving a generous exterior to a solidly built interior – hence the name ‘Big Brother’. It is usually, but not always, from one single site. It has some dark fruit character, savory back note and deep structure for long term cellaring. It possesses a surprising level of concentration yet remains lively and true to Pinot Noir varietal character.