This wine is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from Jenkin’s Ranch. Located about two miles west of Sebastopol on Pleasant Hill Rd. (in an area known as Sebastopol Hills), the 18-acre Jenkins Ranch is situated on gently rolling hills at an elevation of approximately 400 feet. Once an apple orchard, Jenkins Ranch features Goldridge series gravelly loam soils planted to Dijon selections 667 and 777. These vines were planted under the guidance of renowned vineyard manager Charlie Chenoweth in 2001. Though the site features cool coastal influences, its location one series of hills back from the Petaluma Gap offers a degree of shelter and warmth for the grapes.
This wine undergoes a multi-yeast fermentation (wild and cultured) with 10% whole clusters. The wine then undergoes full malo-lactic fermentation in Burgundian French oak barrels (60% new). Bottled without fining or filtration.
93 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate