Made by Martin Ray Vineyards from fruit from the vineyards of Santa Barbara County, Russian River Valley, and the western reaches of Mendocino County, for their Angeline range. These coastal regions similarly tend toward uniform daytime temperatures and cool, foggy nights throughout the growing season to help concentrate the flavour as the sugar and acids develop.
Member of Sonoma County Winegrowers Association – sustainability programme.
The fruit is sourced from the warmer regions of the Central Coast, to the foggy cool valleys of our Northern Coast, each individual lot promotes the intense berry and spice flavours quintessential to Pinot Noir. Shifts in temperature throughout the season resulted in shorter hangtime and lower yields, but the fruit retained bright acidity, resulting in lively wines.
Hand-picked, destemmed, but not crushed in order to prevent the release of tannins from skins and seeds, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and aged with 30% new French oak barrels.
Vivid notes of candied cranberry, raspberry, and dark cherry, with cola, toasted oak, and earthy backbone with smooth tannins.
Fab with in a vegan ‘bacon’ sandwich with crispy fried field mushroom and a dollop of mustard