Bright ruby red color. Delicate aromas of cherries, tea and toast. The French oak adds hints of Sarsaparilla root. Round and mild character where the pure fruit immediately stands out. The final is remarkably balanced and long. This exceptional wine stands easily between the really big names of the Côte-de-Nuits in Burgundy!
Serve with grilled or roasted poultry, white meat and other fine meat preparations. Also delicious with fatty and flavoring fish such as smoked salmon.
Russian river valley and Green Valley are the standard for the rest of Sonoma County and California. Temperatures are considerably cooler here and the nights can cool off considerably. The fog here also lingers longer so that it heats up less quickly. It also offers cool climate grapes and their wines an ideal home. The very best Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays come from here.
Goldridge: Fine, yellow sandy loam bottom. Remains of an ancient inland sea that later emptied into the ocean. The poor soils do not hold water well, producing high-quality vines. Unique soil for California. The soil here is regularly crossed by layers of boulders (gravel).
A first fermentation takes place on stainless steel, after which malolactic fermentation takes place on its lees in large wooden barrels. The aging takes place on French oak for 11 months (50% new).