2011 Campbell Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
2011 was our first vintage sourcing fruit from Campbell Ranch Vineyard, farmed by the renowned grower Ulises Valdez. The Vineyard is located in the remote coastal mountains along the northern Sonoma Coast near Annapolis. Surrounded by redwoods at approximately 750 feet above the Pacific, the salty sea air and ocean breezes are ever present, with thick fog receding each day to present ideal ripening conditions for Pinot noir. Clones 115 and 777 were blended from separately fermented lots to produce a wine with focus and zest showing expressive aromatics of red and tropical fruits common of the region.
93 points – Pinot Report
92 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
90 points – Burghound