Pinot Noir
Gunsalus Vineyard, 2016

$ 48.00

From the cooler area of the Russian River Valley, this Pinot Noir exhibits the characteristic flavors of Green Valley wine grapes — bright red fruits with a soft earthiness and elegance. The wine was made from a single clone — Dijon 777 — grown on a hillside block in Goldridge/West Sebastopol loam soils, and bottled without fining of filtration.

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Winemaker's Notes

We first worked with this vineyard in 2006 and have focused on a portion of this complex 10-acre vineyard that suits our style perfectly. Only a portion of it is bottled separately as the rest of the barrels are absolutely needed to complete our Sonoma County and/or Russian River Valley bottlings. It has been a pleasure to work with Glen and Pam Gunsalus over these past 15 or so vintages.

A bit more dark-fruited than 2013-2015, this shows more depth, great texture and length. Candied-apple, plums, hibiscus tea and fresh aromas with high-toned perfume like ripe apple with a touch of freshly cut parsnip circle back to hibiscus tea and darker fruits of black cherry on the mouth with a nice, full body.






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