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Crafting the Earth is always a lesson in hedonism. Common knowledge dictates Pinot Noir live in the cooler climates off the coast, with the influence of the Ocean dominating its terroir. We generally respect that dogma, but for this particular blend we thought it would be interesting to do things a little bit differently. So a hypothesis was created: How does meticulously farmed Pinot Noir grow in slightly less cool climates, particularly the more eastern portions of the Russian River?
Such as the moon is influenced by its proximity to the earth and the stars, our Moon Pinot Noir blend is blissfully lost somewhere between the Sonoma Coast and the more inland areas of the Appellation. To achieve this stylistically, we merry floral and earth elements with fruit and tannin. The result is quite sexy, with racy acidity and layered complexity. Chocolate, raspberry, and cinnamon fill the aromatics. The palate flavors move seamlessly, with an abundance of dark, juicy fruits and clove. The finish is surprising in its length…and is possibly the most intriguing piece of the entire experience.
San Remo is always one of our first vineyards in the barn. There is no well on the property, so the vines must fight and struggle. The setting crop is always light, and this wine almost always has powerful tannins due to the afternoon sun, forcing the grape skins to grow strong and durable. If you're patient enough to wait and let the skins soften, the resulting wine has fabulously soft, but powerful tannin expression.
The 2017 Stars blend is our attempt to create a wine representative of the Western part of the Russian River Valley. A blend of 4 unique vineyards and 11 unique blocks, this wine is hold a delightfully acidic backdrop, due in part to cool air moving east from the ocean, keeping the early mornings and evenings chilled. The nose is toasty oak, dark cherry and rose petals. Its medium bodied and a pleasantly structured. Cherry tart and vanilla finish the palate.
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