Vineyard: Primarily Laughlin Family Vineyard
Soil: Alluvial soils
Viticulture: Laughlin Vineyard is low-lying - directly on a tributary of the Russian River - and experiences a great deal of cloud cover throughout the growing season. Grown on alluvial soils, these 40-year old vines are trellised with vertical shoot positioning
Vinification: Tank fermented, 100% malolactic, Barrel aged 15 months (sur lees)
Aging: 40% New French Oak, Unfined & Unfiltered
Production: 450 cases
Notes: This wine exemplifies Russian River Pinot Noir. Aromas of freshly crushed black cherry, bergamot, black tea leaves, subtle spice and sandalwood interplay with notes of fresh soil and forest floor. An even and smooth entry cascades across the balanced and weighty palate. Hints of white chocolate remain throughout its long and textured finish. Robbie Meyer-winemaker.
Wine Advocate 94! "The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River saw one-third new oak and was made from 100% destemmed fruit. A savory, heady style of Pinot Noir, it reveals copious quantities of jammy strawberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with subtle hints of root vegetables and spice. Full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a lush, heady mouthfeel, this beauty can be drunk over the next 7-8 years."