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Our Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir is sourced from the renowned Van der Kamp vineyard in this small, but ideal, pinot noir-producing appellation. With this wine, we seek to capture the essence of this unique appellation, as well as the vineyard itself. The high elevation of this vineyard keeps temperatures cooler and ensures a low, yet concentrated, yield of pinot noir fruit.

The 2011 Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir exhibits rich aromas of ripe plum and cola, with underlying components of herbal spice. On the palate, a juicy texture enhances flavors of candied cherry and soft, yet well-structured, tannins.

Appellation
Sonoma Mountain
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Clones
Dijon 777, 828
Planted
various, as early as 1960s
Yield
1.5 to 2 tons per acre
Soil
red volcanic clay, volcanic ash and Rhyolite soil
Climate
relatively cool, heavy coastal influence
Cooperage
100% French oak: 50% new, blend of Tonnellerie
pH
3.6
Acid
5.49
Alcohol
14.1%
Production
strictly limited production, only 250 cases produced
Cellar Recommendation
enjoy now through 2016

2011
Sonoma Mountain
Pinot Noir