2018 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Graham Family Vineyard has been on a roll with many outstanding vintages this decade, and 2018 continued the trend. We harvested about 8 tons of Graham in '18, most of which went into our '18 Russian River Valley Pinot. The clone 23 Pinot, also known as the Mariafeld clone from Switzerland, was fermented separately from the other four clones, and it ended up as a stand-alone blend for the vineyard-designated Graham.
With its rose petal-scented nose, to the ripe and extravagantly-textured palate, the 2018 Graham Family Vineyard Pinot Noir is a wine to be cellared for a few years to reach full maturity. It also drinks well today with decanting, but expect it to be at its best from 2022 through 2028.
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River Valley
Harvest Date 9-27 and 10-5-18
Aging 10 months in once used French oak barrels
Fermentation 100% destemmed
Bottling Date 7-9-19
Alcohol % 14.5
Winemaker Notes 100% Mariafeld Clone 23
Production 97 cases produced