2019 Pommard Clones ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 750 ml
The 2019 Pommard Pinot reflects the excellent lots of wine that went into this blend. A complex nose shows red and purple fruit wrapped in warm baking spice notes. The palate reveals black cherry, raspberry and strawberry framed with medium acidity and well-integrated oak. As the wine opens, nuanced purple fruit, like fresh plum and blackberry, emerge. This well-balanced wine delivers velvety, complex flavors with a long, expansive finish. Wish we’d made more!
We’re still doing it! Not many California winemakers produce single-clone wines, and this one consistently shines as one of the best wines we produce. Our Pommard Clones, which was the first clone growing in the Russian River Valley, release comes from a variety of vineyards in the Russian River Valley, including Leras Family Vineyards off Woolsey Road, Bucher Vineyards on Westside Road and Peters Vineyard just outside of Sebastopol, and they are always special. Each has the great characteristics of the Pommard Clone; deep flavors with rich mouth feel, and vibrant flavors unique to each site. While at first blending them was an experiment, we were so pleased with the results that we hand select the best barrels each year from each lot and bottle them.
70-80% new Rest 1 & 2 yr