Deep scarlet red color with garnet highlights. Red raspberry, tart cherry, blackberry, and vanilla aromas with balanced flavors of plum, cranberry, and chocolate covered cherries followed by hints of cola and clove.
For 2017, after a very wet winter that saw record amounts of rain and replenished reservoirs, this growing season kicked off with classic Russian River Valley conditions in
the vineyards. In February and March temperatures remained cool to cold from late winter into early spring with mild spring sunshine, followed by a hot summer with three late-summer heat spikes. Fortunately, the high daytime temperatures were offset by cool nights, giving the grapes a chance to recover from the heat. We saw an average-sized crop of Pinot Noir, with flavors of rich, black fruits.