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High up on a hill overlooking Sebastopol, the Jenkins vineyard benefits from the cooling effect of the nearby Pacific Ocean, but is also high enough in altitude to sit above some of the fog that rolls ina round mid-afternoon. Amongst gravenstein apple trees, pinot noir clones 116, 777 and 667 are planted. In 2013, these three clones were picked separately, to assure each fruit's perfect ripening. 

The Jenkins fruit was picked between September 9th and 15th, hand-sorted and placed into tank with 5% whole cluster fruit. Twice-daily punchdowns were performed by hand for gentle integration of the grape skins, with 11 months barrel-aging in French oak, 40% new.

A vivacious pinot, the 2013 Jenkins Vineyard Pinot Noir engages with black cherry, soft smoke, and baking spice. Clone 667 brings out this wine's wild streak with violets and forest floor in this complex, lengthy wine. 

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Varietal
100% pinot noir
Clones
667, 115
Planted
2001
Yield
1.5-2 tons per acre
Soil
Goldridge, gravely loam
Climate
Cool, with morning fog burning off in the afternoon
Cooperage
François Frères, Ramond, Latour, Taransaud
pH
3.65
Acid
6.2 grams per liter
Alcohol
14.1%
Production
Strictly limited production.
Cellar Recommendation
enjoy this wine now through 2024

2014
Jenkins Vineyard
Pinot Noir