WSI94 This complex wines shows bright hibiscus, vanilla and dark cherry aromas. Forest floor, blackberry and cassis fill the palate with a kiss of oak on the finish. Serious layered tannins round out this intense, yet delicate wine.
The 20-acre El Coro block was planted with seven different clones of Pinot Noir. The vineyard sits high on the ridge-top where the vines are more exposed to the winds that bring the Pacific maritime air and fog through the Petaluma Gap. The terroir is defined by a thin loamy clay with a volcanic subsoil. The Pinot Noirs from the El Coro block are very expressive, with beautiful aromatics and great structure that shine through.