2014 Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley has vaulted rapidly to the forefront of New World Pinot Noir. Until recently, routine Spring frost and Fall rains shaped a misconception that this rugged outpost was no place for refined winemaking. Persistence ultimately prevailed, and now Anderson Valley boasts numerous preeminent Pinot Noir vineyards. Two of the most notable are Deer Meadows and Ferrington near the Pacific coast. Perched above the fog line at 1,600 feet, Deer Meadows yields superbly structured wines, with savory earthiness and brisk acidity suggesting a characteristic Burgundian influence. We are fortunate that our relationship with owner Richard Savoy affords us access to this coveted fruit. Down the hill from Deer Meadows is Ferrington. The first Anderson Valley vineyard designate, it is farmed by renowned viticulturist Norman Kobler, who grew up nearby. Unlike Deer Meadows, Ferrington sometimes sees 55-degree temperature swings in a day - ideal for ripe aromatics and an alluring profile. Together these vineyards form the balance and tension that define Texture.

  • Blend
  • 100% destemmed Pinot Noir
  • Clones
  • Pommard, Calera, 777, 115, 828, 667, 2A
  • Yeast
  • Native
  • Ferment
  • Open top, basket pressed
  • Aging
  • 10 months in 40% new French oak
  • Cellaring
  • 10+ years
  • pH
  • 3.69
  • TA
  • 4.95 g/l
  • Alcohol
  • 14.1%
  • Production
  • 859 cases
  • Bottled
  • August 20th, 2015

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