Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Cherry, Raspberry
Lot 568 comes to us as a shiner from friends of a friend – a couple of tech execs in love with Pinot Noir who decided to launch their own micro-production Pinot label. These are not your average hobbyists – both have UC Davis fermentation science backgrounds. The critics recognized their efforts, and the last few vintages have seen them pick up 90, 91, 92pts/Editors’ Choice/Cellar Selection awards from the Wine Enthusiast! However, as the old adage goes: making wine is far easier than selling it, particularly when it’s not your day job. Hence, our opportunity to pick up their production from the terrific 2014 vintage!
Sourced using fruit from the legendary Rodgers Creek Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Located on the cooler west side slopes of Sonoma Mountain, it performs as a single vineyard designate for Sojourn and Landmark (to name a few), not to mention one of my favorite California Syrahs from Dave Ramey. With additional fruit coming from the Hurst Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, this is a beautifully rendered Pinot Noir that combines ripe yet pretty fruit with plenty of delineation, freshness, and structure. An opportunity to pick up a critically acclaimed, delicious Pinot Noir shiner (with a few years of bottle aging already done for you, I might add) under half the original price!