In 2018, the fruit from the Hogan’s Run Vineyard was so exciting that we decided to do our first single vineyard bottling. Baking spices and red fruits are immense in the nose. The mouthfeel is delicately balanced between acid and tannin. The finish is long and silky with rich baking spices, raspberries, cherry, and other red fruits. Ferments were punched down by hand twice daily. The fruit was fermented whole berry over 14 days and lightly pressed. Aged sur lie in 50% new French oak over 12 months with a once monthly batonage.
Sourced exclusively from Hogan’s Run Vineyard in the north/center of the Russian River Valley AVA using 667 and 777 clones. The vineyard is a moderately slopped hillside that was recently transitioned to can pruning. Ripening is typically on the early side with berries and clusters small and always rich with flavor.
Barrel Description: 50% new French Oak, 50% once used French Oak, Gauthier and Rousseau cooperages
Barrel aging: 12 months on the lees, with a monthly stirring
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 777, 667
TA: 6.1 g/L
VA: 0.74 g/L