This is our first of two 2001 vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs from this coastal vineyard. Of those two, it is the more suave and integrated today. It is mainly from ‘Dijon clones’ which, I think, lend themselves to to sleeker, silkier Pinots in this region than some of the chunkier, wilder ‘California selections’ that have been used in the state for decades. Similar to the 2001 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, this has aromas of sassafras, red fruits, and sweet, damp earth. Additionally, it has aromas of hibiscus flowers and a long, gently penetrating finish that unfolds the many facets of this wine.