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

2000 Cienega Valley -Gimelli Vineyard

The Cienega Valley appellation lies 25 miles east of Monterey Bay in the shadow of the Gavilan Mountains. For many years we have made wines from Wirz vineyard which adjoins Ken Gimelliís property, but this is our first pinot noir from the region. While a number of clones exist in the vineyard, this made only from Dijon 115 growing in well drained granitic soils. This combination produced a pretty and elegant wine with a core of red cherry fruit and accents of roses, lavender, and dried herbs. Ten lent toast and smoke aromas, adding length to the palate. We feel this wine will drink well for three to five years We bottled only 150 cases.

Wine Facts:
 Case Production: 147
 Type of oak: French
 Time in oak: 11 Months
 pH: 3.62
 Alcohol: 13.9%