Hidden in the dense cedar and tan oak forests of northern Yuba County (Sierra Foothills), a tiny jewel of a vineyard produced this enticing Pinot Noir. A south-facing decomposed granite slope at 2900 feet altitude.
Picked in three passes through the vines between September 4-27, it was foot-stomped and macerated on its skins/stems for 6-9 days prior to being pressed into neutral oak barrels, in which is was aged for 10 months on the primary lees. Minimal amount of Sulfur dioxide added at crush and bottling.
The wine is light in alcohol, medium-bodied, pure, aromatic and flavorful, mouth-filling and finely textured. 10+ years potential aging.