Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir comes from a vineyard that is known for producing fruit-forward Pinot. The Roberts Road vineyard is located at the western edge of Sonoma Mountain and is managed by the Sangiacomo family. The Sangiacomos have been farming for three generations providing quality grapes to numerous wineries since the late 1960s. The vineyard is planted with the newer clones of 115 and 777.
The fruit was hand-harvested and fermented in small bins using 25% whole clusters. These bins were selected because of their size and flexibility which provide numerous winemaking options such as punch downs, submerged cap and pump over regimes that often are not possible in stainless steel tanks. The newly fermented wines were pressed in a basket press and then aged in new and once used French oak barrels. The wines were aged on their lees and stirred frequently during much of the first year to increase complexity and mouth feel. The finished wines were racked and blended the following summer.