Our Thale’s Vineyard is located in the northernmost part of the Russian River Valley in an area known as the Middle Reach. Named after Steve MacRostie’s wife, Thale (pronounced Thay-lee), this has been MacRostie’s estate vineyard since 2013. The roughly fourteen-acre property is partitioned and planted as eleven different blocks. Each block varies in clone, aspect, soil type and year planted, offering great complexity and blending opportunities from the property.
The 2017 Thale’s Vineyard Pinot Noir displays a pristine ruby color, with alluring aromas of bramble, black tea and blueberry. The dark fruit elements are echoed on the rich, round palate, where vibrant blackberry and blueberry flavors are supported by sophisticated nuances from aging in French oak barrels. The finish is long, creamy and lush, showcasing both the concentration and complexity of this beautifully structured wine.
This vintage produced 1052 (9L) cases, 42 barrels