2009 Small Lot Pinot Noir
This handcrafted wine has rich aromas of cranberry, cherry, and dark plum, with notes of spicy oak. The palate has an elegant mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a smooth, long-lasting finish.
The Pinot Noir was grown in the Riva and Doud 2 vineyard blocks. The Petite Sirah was grown in the Eastern Hills of the Livermore Valley.
The wine was fermented in small 1-ton bins and punched down by hand twice daily.
The wine was aged for 16 months in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak barrels.