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

2001 Sonoma Coast-Saignee

With this lovely wine we took advantage of an opportunity to expand our horizons with pinot noir.Two of our vineyards in Sonoma Coast region this year yielded fruit with larger than normal berries but very nice flavors.We chose to remove a portion of the juice from the tanks prior to fermentation.We kept this apart,gave it a cool fermentation of its own,and this wine is the result.With delicate floral aromas underscored by a hint of toastiness,and a palate that is crisp and light,this is a blush wine that can happily accompany seafood,cheese plates or light pasta dishes.We produced fewer than 200 cases,which are ready to drink right now.

Wine Facts:
 Case Production: 150
 Type of oak: None
 Time in oak: None
 pH: 3.26
 Alcohol: 13.5%
  Stainless Steel Fermentation
  Contact with skins:4-6 hours