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

2014 Vintage

Tasting Notes

“In every vintage, this small vineyard on a rolling hillside in the warmest part of Green Valley is the first to harvest. We can set our winemaker’s watch by it, knowing with some certainty that the other vineyards will fall into line right behind it, if not necessarily quickly. Overall, the 2014 vintage might be described as ‘feminine’ but Sundawg is traditionally opulent, big and rich, with a noticeable influence of the dominant Pommard clone planted here. Bright lively acids are framed with tart cranberry, sour cherry and pomegranate, a brawny expression built for the cellar, and rewarding for those with the strength to be patient.”

Winemaking

Vineyard: Sundawg Ridge Vineyard
Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: bold/full
Profile Notes: cranberry, sour cherry, pomegranate
Production Volume: 409 cases
Harvest Date: September 2 & 8, 2014
Acid: 0.59 gms/100ml
PH: 3.55
Aging: Aged sur lie in 33% new French Oak for 11 months
Bottling Date: August 4, 2015
Alcohol %: 14.3

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