This three-and-a-half acre block of Pinot Noir was planted on the
valley floor, chosen for being one of the coldest spots on High
Serenity Ranch for optimum flavor and color development, better
acid retention and gravelly, alluvium soils for the best drainage.
The longer, cooler growing season of 2005 ripened the fruit later
than typical vintages, and because of the small crop, the grapes
produced intense fruit concentration, excellent extraction and