LONE OAK VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, CA.
This single-vineyard Pinot Noir is brilliant garnet in color. The bouquet reveals high pitched aromas of brisk red currant, rose petal nuances and pain grillé that gain complexity with time in the glass. Clean and lively on the palate, offering fresh mixed berries, lifted savory notes and zesty minerality. The structure is plush and offers a seamless experience from start to finish. Drinking beautifully now and will continue to mature with the optimal drinking window between 2017-2023.
Lone Oak Vineyard is located in California's Russian River Valley in Sonoma County and is sought after by legendary producers such as the original California Cult Pinot, Williams Selyem, as well as Morlet and Carte Blanche, to name a few.
Reaching elevations of up to 200 ft above the Russian River, this hillside vineyard produces loose clusters that ripen evenly and small berries with concentrated flavors. The vineyard has spreckles soil, a mixture of blue shale and red clay, which combined with the aspect, allows for perfect drainage and healthy fruit. The vineyard generally has cool morning fog, warm afternoon temperatures condusive for ripening and very cool nights which creates balanced, fresh berries with minimal intervention.
Heather's approach is rooted in balance and non-manipulation during every phase of the winemaking process, focused on achieving an age-worthy style that reflects the purity of the fruit. By sourcing fruit from meticulously maintained vineyards in California's cooler appellations, the result is fresh and structured Pinot Noir that expresses its terroir with poise.
» 20% New French Oak
» 30% Whole Cluster
» Unfined & Unfiltered
» 20 mo in barrel for full integration and expression
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Happy Holiday Season!
It's harvest time here in Napa Valley and it's been an incredible vintage. The weather is cooling down, the colors are warming up and we're preparing for the approaching holidays. Our 2014 Pinot Noir from California's iconic site, the Russian River Valley's Lone Oak Vineyard is now ready to ship. As you know, Pinot Noir is the varietal of choice for Thanksgiving due to its graceful pairing and fresh profile. We're receiving rave reviews on this vintage and doing our best not to drink our own inventory!
This elegant single-vineyard Pinot Noir showcases the classic, fleshy fruit that we love from the Russian River Valley. While remaining bright and balanced, with refreshing minerality and a pristine finish, it makes a superb food wine that pairs effortlessly. Full tasting notes below.
This wine is in high demand and available in limited quantity (only 2 barrels made). The first vintage received rave reviews from The Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Vinformant, the California Wine Advisors and The Prince of Pinot. Order yours now to receive it in time for the holidays! Cheers