2016 Hawk's Roost Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Chuck Jones planted his 5.5-acre Russian River Valley Hawk's Roost Vineyard in 1992. It is planted entirely to UCD 23 clone, a selection imported from Wadenswil, Switzerland in 1966. Wines produced at this site are typically big and muscular, owing to a combination of clone and site. Row orientation is uncharacteristically east-west, which contributes to even ripening fruit.
Deeply scented bouquet of dark cherry, forest floor, myrrh. Juicy on entry, the palate is densely layered with mulberry, cocoa and bay leaf spice. Grape tannins, characteristic of the clone, build to the late palate, creating a fine tension between savory and fruit elements. This intensely structured wine finishes with bright acidity.
100% Pinot Noir | UCD 23
Harvest Date: September 6, 2016
Fermentation: all native primary and secondary ferments, matured in barrel, 25% new oak
Alc. 13.8% | 200 cases produced