2010 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Hellenthal Vineyard (146 cases)
The Hellenthal always has a jam like concentration on the nose. Aromas of stone fruits. There are concentrated flavors of black plum, black cherry with hints of blackberry and a slight nuttiness towards the finish. This is a beautiful “Premier Cru” Pinot Noir.
2010 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Salzgeber Vineyard (146 cases)
This represents what we consider to be a classic Russian River Valley profile of flavors. Aromas of sweet red fruits. Rich flavors ofstrawberries and red cherries, with a creaminess mid palate, hints of vanilla and cola, finishing with wonderful structure.
2010 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Balletto Vineyard (195 cases)
Acute aromas of blueberries, with a mélange of baking spices. A sip reveals complex flavors ranging from dark to red fruits, the typical hint of white pepper and complimentary tannins throughout the long finish.
2010 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Oehlman Vineyard (171 cases)
Ah! The nose. How can so much pleasure be derived by just the smell. The explosion on the palate is an intriguing mix of red fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, citrus blossoms and cinnamon. The long finish here gives one pause, as the natural tendency would be to rush for another pleasurable sip.
2010 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (212 cases)
The usual suspect. An outstanding blend of the above vineyard designates. Notes of cherries, maple essence and inviting acidity. This wine delivers a viscous, mouth coating and lingering experience.