Vineyard: Varied sites throughout the Carneros region including the Mahoney Ranch and Las Brisas Vineyards.
Soil: Varied by site. Primarily clay loam, gravelly loam and shale.
Viticulture: Generally Bilateral Cordon Vertical shoot position trellis. 5 to 6 foot vine spacing on 8 to 9 foot row spacing.
Vinification: Mostly fermented in 10-15 ton lots, closed top tanks. 7-11 days on skins, peak temps between 75F and 88F, ML in barrel.
Aging: 10 months in barrel, mostly 3 to 6 year old French Oak
Production: 7000 cases
Notes: This delicious Pinot Noir from Carneros displays a brilliant ruby color that sets the stage for aromas of pomegranate and bright red fruit, with hints of exotic spice. While dominated by effusive fruit flavors, the wine is well-balanced with a mouthful of ripe berries and a harmonious combination of acidity and structure.