The grapes for this Pinot Noir came exclusively from our Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, owned by Steve MacRostie and his partners Nancy and Tony Lilly. There, the vines dig into the sparse volcanic soil and stand firm against the strong winds that race in off of the Pacific Ocean most afternoons. This fog-shrouded mountaintop vineyard is a classic Sonoma Coast site—cool and challenging—and produces wines of great distinction.
The 2017 Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir has a vibrant fuchsia color and layers of blackberry cobbler, blueberry and spice that provide a lifted and luxurious aromatic presence. On the palate, the entry is soft and rich, with a mouthfilling texture that enhances impressions of mulling spice and tobacco. Gentle tannins add to the long, flowing finish of this very complex Pinot.
This vintage produced 29 barrels