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Nearly 18 years ago, a vineyard was planted by long-time industry friends in the northernmost reaches of the Fort-Ross Seaview sub-appellation of the West Sonoma Coast. When planted, the vine density (2400 vines/acre) was almost unheard of. The tight spacing resulted in small vines growing intense fruit while driving the roots deep into the hard sandstone soils with high concentrations of quartz. Organically and dry-farmed by our dear friend Greg Adams.
We source a small section of this vineyard planted using the revered Calera selection massale bud wood from the Ceritas Occidental Vineyard. This wine is an excellent parallel to the Occidental Pinot Noir as you get to see the differences between the two sites using the same clonal source. Small, tight clusters with small berries result in a wine of great depth and concentration while retaining a fantastic amount of natural acidity.
From an exceptionally windy, exposed site at 1800 feet, the 2020 Pinot Noir Cuvee Anabell is highly aromatic of fresh alpine herbs, wild raspberry, and fresh soil. The palate is more structured, with darker fruit of fresh red plum skin, turned earth, and spice. This wine will benefit from time in bottle to integrate its structure. Drink it over the next 15 years.