DEER MEADOWS VINEYARD, ANDERSON VALLEY

Situated at 1600 feet elevation, with a commanding south-east facing view of Anderson Valley, Rich Savoy’s vineyard off of Deer Meadows Road above Boonville is meticulously farmed in multiple blocks that are planted in a northwest orientation. In the relatively cool and moderate 2013 vintage, we acquired three different clones of Pinot Noir, 115, 777 and Calera, to make just five barrels.

Our 2013 Deer Meadows Pinot Noir shows exotic Asian spice on the nose with orange peel and earth tones. The palate is brisk with bright cherry and light plum on the mid-palate. Intense red cherry and great acidity punctuate the finish. With such great structure, the wine will unfold after a few hours after being opened; with bottle aging, it will develop even more complexity over time.

Clones: 115, 777, Calera
Harvest/Brix: October 10, 2013 at 24.5 Brix
Fruit: 100% whole berry
Fermentation: Native yeast
Barrel aging: 16 months in French oak, 40% new (Damy, Sirugue)
Alcohol content: 13.9% by volume
Bottled: February, 2015
Production: 120 cases
Release date: May, 2016

Suggested Retail Price: $58/bottle (750ml)
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