This is a classic Sebastopol Hills, elegant and juicy Pinot Noir showing a beautiful garnet coloring. It is silky but also has some nice pop from the perfectly balanced acidity to give it backbone. The clone 23 from Marshall Ranch lent great color and structure to the wine, while the Naidu Estate gives it some aromatic lift. On the palate are notes of purple fruit - plum, dark cherry, and blackberry. The wine is fragrant and complex with a subtle hint of spice of the mildly sweet kinds — baking spice and allspice. The bright acidity lifts the wine, and the complex structure leads to a smooth and languid finish on the palate, enticing you back for more.
The wine showcases grapes from two vineyards - The Naidu Estate and Marshall Ranch Vineyard, less than a mile from Naidu Estate. Both terroirs are on sandy loam soil of Goldridge and are sustainably farmed. This vintage is made up of Dijon Clones 23, 115 & 777. The grapes experienced ideal growing conditions through summer and into the harvest, a marked improvement from conditions in 2020.
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