Two Pinot Noir clones of Martini and Swan were sourced from a new and upcoming AVA, Petaluma Gap, which has significant maritime influence as a result of day and night temperature difference, which creates strong wind, part of a unique characteristics of the area. This is a reminiscent of windy Martinborough, New Zealand, where one of the best Pinot Noirs in South hemisphere are grown and where I fell in love with Pinot Noir variety for the first time. They were picked in mid to late September, and fermented and punched down manually 1-2 time a day with 25 % whole clusters. It has been aged in French oak barrels and has been showing very complex red fruits aromas and black fruits flavors as well as savory characters, which shows characteristics of the sites and heritage clones growing very uniquely at these windy and cool climate vineyards.
133 cases produced