Upp Road (Bush) Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
THE VINEYARD: Planted in 2012, this 12-acre vineyard was developed for a select set of Dutton Ranch clients, including Ernest. The vineyard sits on a north-facing slope in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley, and is planted to Swan, Calera, and 828 clones. We are excited to watch this property develop over the next 10 years, and intend to source from it to make our flagship Pinot Noir.
LABEL STORY: Todd’s grandmother, Joanne, is The Artist in the family. Her path as an artist revealed itself later in life, but her talent shines through. Today her beautiful works grace our lives daily—she is the source of the portrait of Ernest that appears on all of our bottles.
TASTING NOTE: The purity and precision of this Pinot Noir is revealed at first by the fresh red rose petal aroma with subtle hints of minerality, morning garden and unripe strawberries. Flavors of summer cherries, rhubarb and pomegranate are framed by impeccable acidity that translates vibrant energy and serious focus.
Aging: 44% New French Oak, 10 months
Cases Produced: 285
Alc. BY Vol: 13.0