Plum, raspberry, bergamot and hibiscus mingle with forest floor and sea breeze aromas. The palate is firmly structured with red fruits, black tea and mineral notes with bright acidity and a long, savory finish.
With age comes maturity and beauty. Our Camp Meeting Ridge Estate vineyards are nearly 30 years old and among the longest standing in the area. Their robust root systems give them a depth and resilience that allow the vines to flourish in raw conditions. They express the unique traits of the setting where they grow. In 2017, our vineyards gave us everything we could have hoped for, and we did our best not to get in the way. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from this vintage are profoundly complex wines that convey the nuances of a specific time and place.
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 2017 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.
|Vineyard||Camp Meeting Ridge|
|Aging||100% French Oak, 25% new, for 15 months|
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