Facts of Note
A small portion fermented as 100% whole cluster in a concrete amphora
Vine age ranges from 10-18 years
The Giusti family has farmed this eponymous property since the 1870s and has some of the deepest roots in Russian River Valley grape growing. Located in a somewhat warmer region of the Russian River Valley, and featuring ideal Goldridge soils, this historic property consistently delivers one of our most sumptuous Pinot Noirs.
As the vines have evolved, this wine has become ever-more appealing and complex, with a gorgeous bouquet of crushed blackberry, cherry, and sugar pine flavors. To underscore the balance and crystalline purity of this deeply structured Pinot, the wine was given additional aging after blending in large oak casks.
Nose: Juicy blackberry and ripe cherry with finely delineated fruit unfolding. Hints of lemon zest and sugar pine.
Mouth: Broad and intensely structured. Impressive tension and focus with a long, flavorful, balanced finish.