2016 Sunny View Vineyard Pinot Noir
A classic bouquet of dark fruit and holiday spices. The palate brings a touch of pepper, forest floor and lovely leathery tannins.
James MacPhail's Notes
After an early bud-break in the vineyards, a cool spring led to lower yields in 2016. Nonetheless, Sunny View's cool nights and morning fog through the warmer summer months helped lengthen the growing season, resulting in excellent quality fruit with ripe fruit flavors and just enough acidity.
- 16 months in 100% French Oak (35% new)
- Russian River Valley
Sunny View Vineyard
Sunny View Vineyard encompasses 17 acres in the heart of the Russian River Valley, in what is called the Santa Rosa Plain. Three separate vineyard blocks are planted with three of the world’s premiere Pinot Noir clones from Burgundy, France. Cool days and foggy nights ensure vines produce less fruit, causing grapes to be highly concentrated and bursting with flavor.Explore Vineyard