2018 Pinot Noir, Wildcat Vineyard
This vineyard is well named. Remote and over-looking San Pablo Bay, this wine certainly reflects the mountaintop terroir. Savory herbal and dark fruit aromas evolve into a long lush finish. Drink now or lay down for the next five years and watch this wine evolve. The Wildcat Pinot Noir consistently sells out, so grab a bottle or three while you can!
A rustic aroma of dark fruit leads to notes of savory herbs and black cherry. Tones of earthy blackberry on the palate evolve into a long, velvety finish.
Planted in 1998 by vintner Steve MacRostie and partners, Wildcat Mountain is a hilltop vineyard (700 feet above sea level) often in the middle of the fog and vigorously challenged by the wind. The soils are rocky and well-draining. The nearby San Pablo Bay contributes to the overall terroir and climate. Altogether these elements make the vines struggle and produce distinct flavors in the finished wine.
- Pinot Noir
- Sonoma Coast
- Wildcat Mountain
- Hand harvested, sorted, and then destemmed. 5-day cold soak. Gentle pumpover and punchdowns during fermentation.
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