The vineyard site where the grapes came from are at a crossroad between Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. It shows characteristics of both AVA’s: Generosity of fruit from the RRV with tannic and acidic structure from the coast.
2016 gave us another energetic vintage with many seedless berries that were harvested before they went ‘over the top’, which is easy to do as the itty ones can dry up in a snap of the fingers. The great success with the 2015 vintage under these same conditions made it much easier for me to forge ahead with the higher level of seedless berries.
Black pepper, blue fruits that lead to red fruits on the nose. Savory, fruity, savory, then fruity again, then mouth-watering on the middle and finish where the black pepper and blue fruit reappear with another toggle of savory/mouth-watering.