NASH MILL VINEYARD, ANDERSON VALLEY

Nash Mill vineyard is located on a southern profile in the Eastern hills at the cool northern end of the Anderson Valley. Its location is within a large cold air drainage which further moderates temperatures and slows grape ripening. The typical harvest at Nash Mill is about 2 weeks later than many other vineyards in the Anderson Valley.

The vineyard is owned by Zac and Krista Robinson, whose family also owns Husch Vineyards, the oldest winery in Anderson Valley. The vineyard is farmed with an emphasis on balance. The use of irrigation, fertilizers and cover crops is tuned to devigorate the strong zones and build strength in the weaker areas. Since the property includes Mill Creek, a healthy salmon fishery, the Vineyard uses Fish Friendly practices and was certified in 2010.

Our Nash Mill Pinot Noir is a mix of Djion clones 115 and 667 and Pommard. The 2013 is our second vintage with Nash Mill and it continues to show the classic Anderson Valley red fruits that Nash Mill delivers. On the nose are aromas of strawberry conserves and sage. On the palate, strawberry and raspberry fruits are balanced with a hint of creamy vanilla and white pepper. All this is balanced with some fresh acidity.

Clones: 115, 667, Pommard
Harvest/Brix: September 18, 2013, 23.5 Brix
Fruit: 100% whole berry (no stems)
Fermentation: Native yeast
Barrel aging: 16 months in French oak, 30% new (Remond)
Alcohol content: 14.5% by volume
Bottled: February, 2015
Production: 67 cases
Release date: November, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: $40/bottle (750ml)
Drink now through 2022