I am very pleased to showcase this very special and important component of the Russian River Valley bottling. In years where the blend does not ‘care’ if every barrel is included, I have the luxury of bottling some separately to showcase this fortunate site. In 8 vintages, I have only made this bottling 4 times. It carries less dark fruits than the RRV bottling, relying on more high-flying aromatics and nuanced perfumes. The juicy acidity on the haunting finish seems to go on forever, despite its apparently lithe frame which is one of the things I love about this site and this appellation. In my opinion, it is one of the finest expressions of Pinot Noir in the Green Valley and judging by the reviews this wine has received prior to its release, I’m not the only one.