The Pinot Hill Vineyard is cool and foggy, with winds sweeping it from the Wind Gap and Sebastopol Hills. Soils are Goldridge underlain with clay, and the site is dry-farmed, leading to small, concentrated berries. Only 500 cases of this wine were produced.
It is the color of red velvet with a limpid rim, and its fragrance conjures cherry, raspberry, and red currant. Spice, too, filters above a scent of red earth and wet clay. The body is sharp and clear, with red fruits in the high register, the shy baritone of woodsy sous-bois below. The finish is like the sharp bite of a new plum. It’s a wine that’s high-pitched and exotic, a bright chorus, like the song of red birds.
13.7% abv | $55 (sample)