2007 Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mendocino
This gem of a vineyard is located on the outskirts of Laytonville in northern Mendocino County. We sourced clones 115, 459 and 2A from the recently-developed, northern-facing Cahto Lake block at the very top of Alder Springs. The balance of the fruit we received from this vineyard was clone 777 from the Upper Vineyard. The medley of clones and blocks from around the vineyard has resulted in a complex mix of flavors and aromas with finely balanced structure.
Dark cherry aromas combined with clove, licorice and exotic spices provide a deep, mysterious bouquet. Roasted cherry, cola and cedar flavors follow in the mouth, leading to refined textures with broad shoulders. This wine finishes long with fine-grained fruit tannins lingering on the palat
92 points – Pinot Report