2016 Lancel Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley - Sonoma County
Hailed by a master sommelier as “exquisite, a true pinot noir,” this wine has a gorgeous dark ruby color and packs a powerful punch with extreme finesse. This 100% single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Lancel Creek vineyard has beautiful wild strawberry and cherry on the nose and the mid-palate, and a round finish. Coming from the same AVA (Russian River Valley) as our prior Pinot Noirs, the climate remained beautiful this year with it’s typical coastal fog and moderate temperatures. There is plenty of acid, but not acidic, earth and tannin structure to keep this wine evolving effortlessly for years to come. The 2016 Pinot Noir was aged for 10 months in 20% new French oak.
Notes: Vineyard managed by the late Ulises Valdez, an amazing man, this is the first release from the Lancel Creek Vineyard. Adam walked the vineyard with Ulises in 2018, just a few days before his sudden passing.