With power, elegance and structure, the 2016 Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir is a perfect expression of the far west Sonoma Coast. Layers of coastal spice, boysenberry, and ripe raspberry provide intense aromatics. On the palate, hibiscus and bergamot flavors are held together by firm but fine-grained tannins with bracing acidity and seductive complexity.
Sourced entirely from our organic and biodynamically farmed Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard. Given the extremes of this site, including elevations of 1,150 to 1,400 feet, each small block ripens at its own pace. Close proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean and well-drained soils allow the estate to produce Pinot Noir with exceptional complexity, depth, minerality, and natural acidity. Clonal selections of Swan, Dijon 115, Calera and 2A were selected for the 2016 blend.
All fruit (95% de-stemmed, 5% whole-cluster) was hand-picked and rigorously hand sorted prior to going directly into small open-top fermenters. A cold soak at 50 degrees for 8 days prior to native fermentation was performed and followed by an average maceration period of 25 days. The cap was kept moist by daily gentle punchdowns. Free-run wine was drained and cellared in 100% French oak, 25% new, for 15 months and filtered prior to bottling.
|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir|
|Vineyard||Camp Meeting Ridge|
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