A classic bouquet of dark fruit and Christmas spices. The same flavors return on the palate along with a touch of pepper, forest floor and lovely leathery tannins.
Planted in 1999, the Sunny View Vineyard is on the Santa Rosa plain in the center of the Russian River Valley AVA. Despite its name, it is a low lying site shrouded in fog overnight and through the morning during the growing season. The result of this very cool site is a delicately balanced Pinot Noir, which achieves depth and concentration in ripeness while retaining acidity and verve.
After an early bud-break, a cool spring led to lower yields. Nonetheless, the Vineyard's cool nights and morning fog through the warmer summer months helped lengthens the hang time, resulting in excellent quality fruit with ripe fruit flavors and good acidity.
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