The 2021 season began with a cool, dry winter and an early spring. Continued drought conditions signaled the vines to conserve resources as they emerged from dormancy. Resulting canopies were smaller than typical, and mild weather during bloom produced a balanced crop. As the season progressed, conditions remained ideal with warm weather prevailing and only a few sporadic heat events. This favorable weather pattern combined with compact clusters and small berry size lead to wines of great concentration and balance.
This 2021 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir showcases the supple, forward tannin structure classic of the region complemented by dark fruit and spice aromas.