2011 Pommard Clone Pinot Noir
"Sharply focused red berry and blood orange aromas are complemented by notes of candied flowers, vanilla and allspice. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering energetic raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of fruitcake. Packs a serious punch but comes off lithe, finishing tangy and long, with just a hint of tannins. This lively pinot is carrying a relatively low 3.4 pH, which, along with the vintage, no doubt accounts for its vivacity." ~ Steven Tanzer
"...a little lighter on its feet and more aromatically expressive than some of the other 2011 Pinots in this range, which is a bit surprising considering the clonal material here. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, mint and sweet spices grace the effortless finish. Silky and impeccably polished..." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"The most Burgundian of the Pinots, the 2011 Pinot Noir Pommard Clone has an earthy, underbrush-slanted core to go with sweet berry fruits, rose petal and hints of minerality. A medium-bodied, structured effort that has outstanding definition and purity..." ~ Wine Advocate
We began our clonal pinot noir program with the intent of isolating some of the very best individual lots in our cellar and capturing the nuances that each specific clone offers. This has remained a very small project - approximately twelve barrels of each wine - and delivers some of our finest expressions of pinot noir.