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Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir from Marty’s Vineyard

Made in the Heart of the Russian River Valley

Marty’s Vineyard

Marty’s Vineyard is in the very cool area of Green Valley in the Russian River Valley. It sits high atop a hill overlooking the Russian River Valley and is often shrouded in fog until midday. Sandy Goldridge soils along with the vineyard’s coastal proximity create vines that are balanced, require minimal – if any – water during the growing season, grow and mature evenly, and ripen without seeing temperatures above 88 degrees. The resulting grapes are filled with spicy red fruit notes, elegant tannins, and concentrated flavors.

Technical Notes

Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Dates: August 30 and September 2, 2017
Fermentation: 4 and 5-ton open top tanks
Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels
Winemaker: Andrew Delos
Director of Winemaking: Dirk Hampson
Release Date: November 2019
First Vintage: 2015

Vineyard Description

Marty’s Vineyard is in the very cool area of Green Valley in the Russian River Valley. It sits high atop a hill overlooking the Russian River Valley and is often shrouded in fog until midday. Sandy Goldridge soils along with the vineyard’s coastal proximity create vines that are balanced, require minimal – if any – water during the growing season, grow and mature evenly, and ripen without seeing temperatures above 88 degrees. The resulting grapes are filled with spicy red fruit notes, elegant tannins, and concentrated flavors.

Harvest Notes

The growing season of 2017 was a bit of a roller coaster ride with more extreme weather than usual. Adequate rainfall filled the soils, allowing for normal budbreak and good vine growth. A small hailstorm in June caused a slight concern of decreasing crop size, but we were very fortunate to have minimal damage. Mature berry tannins and vibrant red-and black fruit flavors with perfect sugars were present by the third week of August, with picking beginning shortly after.

Sensory Evaluation

Gorgeous raspberry and Santa Rosa plum aromas are complemented by an incredibly fresh perfume on our 2017 Marty’s Vineyard Pinot Noir. Displaying all that we love about this area of Green Valley, the wine is incredibly silky with very fine tannins and a lovely undercurrent of herbes de Provence. The palate is elegant and supple with beautifully integrated fruit, acidity and tannins.