Facts of Note
Drink in 2021
20% fermented in concrete
Once an apple orchard and a region used to cart moonshine throughout prohibition, the 30-acres of Bootlegger’s Hill Vineyard sits 750 feet above sea level and the fog line, surrounded by redwood and fir trees. Slightly cooler than Treehouse Vineyard, these wines have intrinsic elegance, sumptuous fruit and a hint of spice.
Though the ranch features two blocks of Chardonnay, it is dominated by six varieties of Pinot Noir clones planted in the region’s hallmark sandy loam Goldridge soils, derived from an ancient sea bed. Bountiful options of rootstock and various pruning methods within the vineyard make for a beautifully layered and interesting wine. This classic Russian River Pinot Noir will be prime to enjoy over the next decade due to its expansive palate, silky tannins, and notes of rose and forest floor.
Nose: Intense concentration of red fruits with hints of hibiscus and rose petal. Notes of forest, sandalwood and baking spice create a beautiful balance.
Mouth: Silky, energetic entrance with a sophisticated and lifted mid-palate. Earthy notes of fresh herbs are framed with blue fruit and highlights of alpine berry.