2016 Pinot Noir, Canfield Vineyard

  • 750ml
  • $75
  • QTY

Our 2016 Canfield Vineyard Pinot Noir is an expression of this unparalleled estate vineyard at the southern tip of the Russian River Valley. Cold, windy and close to the coast, this vineyard offers an exquisitely structured, expressive wine with incredible depth. The wine opens with aromas of Italian maraschino cherries, anise and a touch of cinnamon. A lingering acidity on the full palate complements soft, silky tannins. Delicately layered, nuanced notes of ripe raspberry, black cherry, mocha and forest floor linger on the palate, finishing with hints of spice. Try this wine with roasted chicken with a radicchio risotto or camembert topped with a cranberry chutney.

Vintage Comments

Planted in 2009, this cool-climate vineyard is planted entirely to Pinot Noir grapes. Located off Canfield Road, the cool air flowing through the Petaluma Gap from the Pacific Ocean greatly influences the quality of these grapes. Canfield Vineyard is one of the closest of our vineyards to the Pacific Ocean, and also sees the coolest temperatures throughout the growing season. In 2016, the Russian River Valley growing season was warm and dry. Plenty of winter rains and a warm spring brought on early budbreak and a warm, fast-paced summer growing season. Another early harvest, 2016 finished a full 10 days earlier than average. Consistent warm temperatures through September rewarded us with incredible intensity and depth of flavor.


We hand-harvested whole Pinot Noir clusters, de-stemmed them and gravity-fed them into small, two- to 10-ton open-top fermentors. Following a five-day cold soak, the must fermented for seven to 10 days using Burgundy and natural yeasts. The wine was drained to barrel to undergo malolactic fermentation in 100% French oak, 38% of which was new. Each vineyard, block and clone was kept separate until blending.

Technical Notes

Pommard, 828, 777, 943
14 Months in French oak (38% new)
Harvest Date::
September 22 - 27, 2016
0. 50g/100ml

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