Grateful for being invited to work with this site as it was being developed about 23 years ago, I gradually narrowed my focus into a narrow swath of this complex series of vineyard blocks perched in sight of the Pacific Ocean. Over the years there have been some changes in ownership and overall farming practices, yet I have always been able to have those practices customized to my own preferences.
Depending upon the clone, Platt has quite a bit of mysterious, earthy aromas on the front end followed up by sneaky, pervasive fruit and then more mystery. This vintage is no exception. There are some really nice notes of cola, cocoa, sandalwood and a red-black fruit vibe that keeps watch over the preceding flavors. Like the 2018 vintage, the finish seems to go on for days. Here, and with the Gunsalus also just released, we see the 2019 signature of significant structure underlying beautiful generosity in the Pinot Noirs from a couple different parts of Sonoma County that I am lucky to work with. Fortunately, the extended time in barrel on lees that I have increased another notch beginning with the 2018 vintage fits perfectly with this vintage especially well.