The Deer Camp Pinot Noir is named for an old deer camp structure that stands at
the base of the vineyard. The parcel is so unique that we consider it to be a "vineyard within a
vineyard." The Deer Camp vineyard is the western facing slope of two vineyards we collectively
refer to as the "Pinot Bowl." It overlooks Rodgers Creek Fault, just a stone's throw away. The soil
series on the western slope is Kidd Stony Loam, a rocky, well-drained soil that contributes to
the small size of the vines.
The expressions from this site include dark fruits, overt structure and balanced acidity.
Saturated boysenberry and blueberry aromas mingle with hints of truffle
and creamy oak spice on the nose of the 2007 Deer Camp Pinot Noir. The wine has a sweet, dense fruit
entry that leads to a juicy palate filled with ripe plum and boysenberry confiture. The finish is long
with hints of orange zest and sweet spice. This is a powerful and serious Pinot Noir with great depth of
fruit, supple tannins and vitality.