2000 Carneros - Truchard - 2000 Central Coast - 2000 Chalone - Brosseau Vineyard - 2000 Cienega Valley -Gimelli Vineyard - 2000 Russian River Valley - 2000 Russian River Valley - Windsor Gardens Vineyard - 2000 Santa Cruz Mountains - 1999 Santa Cruz Mountains - Estate Bottled - 2001 Sonoma Coast-Saignee - 2000 Sonoma County

1999 Santa Cruz Mountains - Estate Bottled

This wine comes from our Estate vineyards in the rugged mountains above Monterey Bay, and is the flagship of our Pinot Noirs. Our Estate wines are handled very gently at all times, seldom pumped, and never fined of filtered, to maximize fruit and supple texture in bottle. For the 1999 vintage we selected our best lots from the David Bruce Estate and Branciforte Creek vineyards, finding a synergy in this blend between lush ripe cherry flavors and more austere spice and earthiness. Fifteen months in Burgundian cooped French oak barrels with deep, long firing added subtle toast and smoke notes, as well as structure and length to the palate. While pleasant in its youth this wine should also reward proper aging for up to a decade.

Wine Facts:
 Case Production: 362
 Type of oak: French
 Time in oak: 14 Months
 pH: 3.58
 Alcohol: 14.3%