Sundawg Ridge
Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

Sundawg Ridge Pinot NoirBig, bold and always evolving

At 280 feet elevation, among rolling hills, old apple orchards and chestnut groves, the Sundawg Ridge Vineyard sits above the fog many mornings. This 6.9-acre, sustainably farmed vineyard was planted by the Kensler Family in 1999 and benefits from exceptional exposure, temperate microclimate and mineral rich Goldridge soils.

Sundawg Ridge Pinot Noir

2013 Vintage

Tasting Notes

Each and every vintage, we can depend on this small Green Valley vineyard on a rolling hillside to declare itself a Pinot apart from most other expressions we’re fortunate to make. The powerful drum-line is always the same with Sundawg: earthy, rich and dark from the Calera clone with spicy notes from the Pommard clone. Pomegranate leads the flavor explosion, backed by wild cherry. Toasty oak spice trends exotic, but doesn’t overpower the dominant red fruit. Bigger, richer, more opulent than most, it takes a bit longer to evolve and show itself, but it’s always worth the wait. Fans of this wine – and there are many – won’t be disappointed with this edition.


Vineyard: Sundawg Ridge Vineyard
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: bold/full
Profile Notes: red fruits, earth, spice, oak
Production Volume: 640 cases
Harvest Date: September 2 & 9, 2013
Sugar: 24.6 - 25 Brix
Acid: 0.59 gms/100ml
PH: 3.59
Aging: Aged sur lie in 35% new French Oak for 16 months
Bottling Date: February 23, 2015
Alcohol %: 14.5

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