Upp Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
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.
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: Bright garnet in color with intoxicating aromas of red berries, cranberry, minerality, and hints of dry grass on warm hillsides. Intense, focused acidity on the palate with juicy summer strawberries and a nice balance of youthful tannins.
Aging: 44% New French Oak, 10 months
Cases Produced: 285
Alc. BY Vol: 13.0