Deep ruby color and expressive aromas of black cherry and fresh violets. Opulent flavors of fleshy black plum and juicy blueberry, layered with earthy truffle and mushroom. Round and polished mouthfeel, with ripe, supple
tannins drawing the plush texture through a long, elegant finish of dark cherry and espresso. Will continue to improve with three to seven years cellaring from vintage date.
• The Bundschu family’s 150+year-old vineyard is located on the southwest
slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just eight miles north of San Pablo
Bay. (See map reverse).
• Terrain below 150 ft elevation features gently sloping Huichica clay loam
soils with gravel deposits and cooler growing conditions that deliver
minerality and focused acidity. Wines grown in these blocks bear the
Sonoma Coast designation to reflect their cool climate character.
• Eight distinct blocks of Pinot Noir harvested separately. 20% of the blend
comes from 40+year-old Heritage Selections; 80% from Dijon clones 667
• Destemmed, then optically sorted and gravity fed directly to fermentation tanks.
• Five to seven day cold soak; indigenous and RC212 yeast strains.
• Twice daily, gentle pumpovers, using louvers and screens to eliminate pumping skins and seeds.
• Indigenous malolactic fermentation and battonage weekly.
• Ten months in 100% French oak, 40% new. Primary coopers Tonnellerie Remond, Tonnellerie O and
Dargaud et Jaegle.