Pratt Vineyard
Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

A Chart-Topping
Pinot Noir

Jim Pratt began developing this vineyard in the late 1990s, on a site south of Graton and West of Sebastopol on the far western portions of the Sonoma Coast in an area known as Laguna Hills and more recently, the Sebastopol Hills. Ridges are mostly northeast to southwest oriented, falling within the main watershed for Atascadero Creek, which flows north into Green Valley creek and on into the Russian River. The slightly sloping hillside receives the classic morning fog and warm afternoons common to the coastal region, producing fruit with great acidity.

2015 Vintage

Tasting Notes

“Every wine I put in the bottle is made with the same approach – capture all the potential in the glass without having to augment or subtract. I believe less intervention in the cellar makes a better wine. My goal is to craft a seamless wine where every component is in balance. This vineyard is on the western edge of the Russian River where the vines morph into the Sonoma Coast and you get flavors of wild berry and exotic floral notes. I am really attracted to the bright acidity that makes the dark fruit pop and creates intensity and length.” – Matt Courtney, Consulting Winemaker

Winemaking

Vineyard: Pratt Vineyard, Sexton Road
Vintage: 2015
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Single Vineyard
Body: medium body
Profile Notes: wild berry, floral
Production Volume: 117cases
Acid: 0.63 gms/100ml
PH: 3.46
Aging: 11 months sur lie in French Oak, 33% new
Bottling Date: August 2016
Alcohol %: 14.2

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