This small vineyard consistently comes up big, and this vintage carries
on that tradition. A very pretty nose, with aromas of sour cherry and bright red fruits (think Pomegranate) dressed up with Asian Five Spice. Supple, bold tannins and flavors of raspberry are showcased in a finish that just might make you stand up and cheer.
"The Sequana Winery has had enormous success with this vineyard over the years, and now MacPhail dips into it, with impressive results. The first impression is of acidity, mouthwatering and tangy. Then the flavors explode into a rainbow of red cherries, pomegranates, persimmons and exotic spices. "
"Another Green Valley offering is the powerful 2011 Pinot Noir Sundawg Ridge Vineyard, which is made from an interesting clonal composition consisting of Dijon clone 115, and the Calera and Pommard clones from California. Aromas of forest floor, earth and red fruits jump from the glass of this dark ruby-colored wine. A strikingly good Pinot Noir in a tough vintage, it possesses lots of texture and complexity."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby color; fleshy and ripe with black cherry, spice,
meat and concentration; balanced and mellow, long and dense."