This is the only Pinot Noir vineyard I work with that is not on Goldridge soils. Huichica soils located in what is called the Santa Rosa Plain of Russian River Valley AVA give wines that are anything but ‘plain.’ I think the old-school viticulture (Pommard clone, rootstock, spacing) is perfectly suited to this area where slightly later ripening are appropriate.
Savory, perfumed and earthy all at the same time, this is a fine example of good choices made in the vineyard years ago when it was planted. It is a perfect study in site personality and a lovely counterpoint to our other bottlings. Maraschino cherry, Panforte, baking spices, Gevrey-like earthiness are echoed on the palate which has refreshingly crisp acidity on the finish.