The 2007 vintage was an excellent one for Pinot Noir. Responding to a cold, dry winter and scant spring rains (rainfall in northern California was 40%–50% lower than average in 2007), vine vigor was minimized from the outset and the vines
didn't produce too much foliage. Spring temperatures were warm, and the growing season started out fast with early bloom and fruit set. Then the weather cooled and mild temperatures prevailed throughout summer and into August. Enjoying ideal conditions of sunny days and foggy evenings, the grapes ripened slowly and evenly.
Sophisticated, serious and classic. Opens with fresh aromas of dark fruit—black cherry, blackberry and black plum—underscored by notes
of earth and minerality. Similar flavors blossom in the mouth, backed by richly textured, firm
tannins. A powerful wine with weight, presence and elegance.