2015 Holdredge Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rolling Thunder
We have worked with this vineyard since it first produced grapes, and the resulting wines have had a very consistent flavor profile over the years- with darker aromatics, a rounder mouthfeel, generous palate weight and fine tannins. We usually wait longer to pick here to ensure those tannins fully ripen and become silky, as it’s a key part of the structure of this wine.
In 2015, the small crop led to a mere two barrels of Pommard clone and three of another clone. One of the Pommard barrels stood out as one of the singular barrels of the year, and forms the core of this wine. True to the place, the wine has the structure we seek, but it also carries a real sense of the spirit of the vintage; it is self assured and with a clear sense of direction- but with an overarching sense of grace. Only 98 cases made. $50 (club price: $42.50)