At our mountaintop vineyard in the cooler "deep end" of the Anderson Valley, the 2006 vintage yielded a seamlessly structured wine that is firmly grounded in the soil. From its forest floor, dried herbs and sage aromatics to a palate that combines a medley of morel, porcini and black trumpet mushroom flavors with dark fruit, clove and pine notes, this Pinot Noir embodies the rustic sophistication of Anderson Valley winegrowing.
In 2006 the weather cooperated — in fact, it was ideal. Temperatures remained mild, allowing us to handpick each block based on ripeness and flavors, and extending the harvest over seven weeks, commencing at Confluence Vineyard on September 7 and culminating with The Narrows Vineyard on October 28. Winemaker Zach Rasmuson describes the fruit quality from the 2006 vintage as impressive: "the wines are full, well-extracted, and tasty."