This is a full-bodied Pinot with an elegant array of rich, bold aromatics and flavors: cloves, white pepper, red fruits and forest floor. This wine can hold up to richer dishes thanks to the excellence of the vintage.
Each vintage, we carefully select the best single vineyard lot from across all our vineyards, and that bottling becomes our finest expression of Pinot Noir. It is quite literally the Patriarch of our family of Pinot Noirs as well as an homage to our own patriarchs who taught us to pursue our Callings.
For our 2015 vintage, Patriarch comes from Putnam Vineyard on the extreme Sonoma Coast just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The vines are surrounded by Redwoods on all sides and in many areas within the vineyard. The coastal climate and the Goldridge sandy loam soils result in wines with plenty of richness along with some high-toned finesse.
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