This is our first release of the 2009 Pinot Noirs as it seems to find its feet ahead of denser, later bottled wines we make. This is a truly delicious vintage, and this wine has a little bit of savory character which anchors it to food especially after being open for a day or two. I consider this kind of a hybrid between the textural, lithe 2006 Sonoma County bottling and the intensively structured and fruited 2007. It’s full-flavored and medium weight so it won’t step on any toes. While our strength as a winery is in ‘difficult’ vintages, we seem to also do well in ‘easy’ ones too. Imagine that.