100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARD: Likely no one has planted more Russian River Valley vineyards than Jim Pratt, who built his reputation by perfectly matching Pinot Noir clones to site. Split equally between plantings of clone 114 and 115, this vineyard represents the culmination of his over 30 year winegrowing career. Clone 114 is soft and forward with a lovely texture and Clone 115 contributes aromatics and structure for good cellaring potential; these Dijon Clones are a winning combination. La Follette is the exclusive producer of this single vineyard Pinot Noir.
WINEMAKING: Destemmed and left to cold soak for 8 days undisturbed. Native yeast conduct primary and secondary fermentation. Wine was punched down twice a day.
AGING: 11 months in 27% new French Oak barrels.
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Pinot Noir|
|SUB-APPELLATION||Russian River Valley|