"Riviera" is crafted from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from two vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA: Pali's vineyard in the south-eastern corner of the AVA, and a small, family-owned vineyard in the Russian River Valley AVA (a sub-AVA within Sonoma Coast). This wine is fermented in small lots, punched-down up to three times daily during fermentation, then barrel-aged in 30% new French oak for eight months. Bottled in May 2018.
This wine is a blend of approx 75% Pinot Noir grapes from the Pali Vineyard in Sonoma Coast (Southeast corner of the AVA) combined with approx 25% Pinot Noir grapes from a vineyard in the Russian River Valley that we source from each year. Grapes are hand harvested and fermented separately in small lots. Barrel aged for 10 months using roughly 25% new French Oak. Blended and bottled Summer 2017.