2015 Holdredge Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Each year, this wine, a blend of 8 vineyards and 15 different clones of Pinot Noir is our "tête de cuvée"- the compilation of the pieces we thought tasted best together. Pinot Noir is said to be “transparent”; for me, the transparency in this wine is that each year it reveals our blending decisions. In general, there was a lushness and a generosity to 2015 as a vintage, the spirit of the year was unhurried- and this wine reveals that spirit. It is floral, ripe, packed with fruit and aromatically it’s just beguiling, but there is a real grace within it that reminds me so much of how that year felt. It’s fantastic with a very wide range of food, and as yummy as it is, it will continue to improve over the next 5-7 years. Only 979 cases made.