Like several of our finest vineyards, Chenoweth Ranch was originally
cultivated as an apple orchard. Planted on the far western edge of the Russian River Valley
appellation, this beautiful 7-acre vineyard is located in Green Valley, one of the region's coolest
areas, and is farmed exclusively for Patz & Hall. Though enjoying excellent sunlight from it slight
south-facing orientation, the vineyard is sheltered by steep western hills, which protect the grapes
from late-afternoon baking, while helping the fruit to retain lively natural acidity. This meticulously
cared-for vineyard consistently produces fresh strawberry and Bing cherry flavors.
A standout bottling from the 2006 vintage, this powerhouse Pinot Noir offers a
flamboyant and cascading wine drinking experience. Deftly combining both high-tone and bass
notes, it displays concentrated, red-fruit flavors of plum skin, cherry and pomegranate, alongside
deeper layers of maple syrup, blackberry and wood smoke. Reminiscent of our voluptuous 2004
Pinot bottlings, this wine offers fireworks in a glass, with big, sweet tannins and appealing maturity.