2015 Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yorkville Highlands
Planted in 1992, the Weir Vineyard is our most far-flung vineyard. Located in the Yorkville Highlands between Cloverdale and Mendocino, the vineyard’s elevation (850’-1000’) and aspect place it squarely in the path of cold air flowing in from the Mendocino coast, a mere 17 miles away. The 15 acre vineyard incorporates several soil types, including gravels, highly fractured rock and old sandstone. The topsoil is thin, limiting vine growth and vigor, while promoting concentration in the resulting wines.
This is such a pretty wine; so complex and focused, yet hedonistic. Perfumey aromas of red plum, berries, orange peel and cardamom are pronounced, and complement the luscious flavors of Rainier cherry, raspberry, stone fruit, mint and rose petal. This wine is deep yet delicate, airy and fresh with astounding grace and complexity; it is complete.
11 barrels made / 273 cases
Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 93 points Wine Enthusiast, 92 points IWR,
new French oak