2014 Riddle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2014 Riddle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

This is our inaugural single vineyard wine from Riddle Vineyard. It is located in Green Valley of the West Sonoma Coast near the town of Occidental. Situated high upon a ridge with a gentle north facing slope, the vineyard overlooks many of the iconic Pinot noir vineyards of the region. Mornings tend to be foggy, yet the fog burns off fairly early allowing the vineyard to be drenched in warm sun the rest of the day. Riddle is planted to a mixture of Pinot noir clones 115, Pommard and a distinctive Mt. Eden clone, which was taken as original bud wood from a prominent vineyard planted along California’s Central Coast. The Mt. Eden block is the superstar and forms the foundation of this deep, rich Pinot noir with dark red fruit flavors, notes of forest floor and layered texture. It provides intriguing brambleberry fruit flavors, concentration and silky tannins with layers of red fruit and earth. Riddle is an exceptional vineyard and we are thrilled to share this new Pinot noir with you.

First Vintage: 2014 Release: Fall Cases Produced: 450 $59.00

This is our inaugural single vineyard wine from Riddle Vineyard. It is located in Green Valley of the West Sonoma Coast near the town of Occidental. Situated high upon a ridge with a gentle north facing slope, the vineyard overlooks many of the iconic Pinot noir vineyards of the region. Mornings tend to be foggy, yet the fog burns off fairly early allowing the vineyard to be drenched in warm sun the rest of the day. Riddle is planted to a mixture of Pinot noir clones 115, Pommard and a distinctive Mt. Eden clone, which was taken as original bud wood from a prominent vineyard planted along California’s Central Coast. The Mt. Eden block is the superstar and forms the foundation of this deep, rich Pinot noir with dark red fruit flavors, notes of forest floor and layered texture. It provides intriguing brambleberry fruit flavors, concentration and silky tannins with layers of red fruit and earth. Riddle is an exceptional vineyard and we are thrilled to share this new Pinot noir with you.

First Vintage: 2014 Release: Fall Cases Produced: 450 $59.00

Accolades

94 points – Wine Enthusiast
94 points – PinotFile

Riddle Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

Riddle Vineyard is located on a ridge in Green Valley near the town of Occidental in the West Sonoma Coast. At 750 feet above sea level, its gentle, north facing slopes overlook many of the iconic Pinot noir vineyards of the region. Foggy mornings burn off early, and the vines are drenched in warm sun for most of the day.

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