This wine has deep
aromas and flavors of cherry pie, raspberry and toasty oak.
balanced wine has
acidity and an elegant mouth feel. It finishes long, smooth and fruity.
This is Saint Gregory's
th vintage from
vineyard owned by Roger Webb, which is located against the eastern
foothills of Redwood Valley. These vines struggle in th
e shallow rocky red clay soils on this benchland site at 1,000 ft.
528 cases produced
These grapes were hand
degrees brix. After crushing into a small
top stainless steel tank the grapes were cold
3 days prior to yeast inoculation and fermentation. The
must was punched
down twice daily for another
days to gently extract color, flavor and tannins. After a gentle
pressing the wine was racked into small French oak burgundy barrels from the Vos
% were n
The wine was oak aged for 9
months then racked from barrels, egg white fined and bottled on
Food Pairing Notes
Excellent when served with soft cheeses,
baby back ribs,
or duck in
a cherry glaze
The cooler Anderson, Redwood and Potter Valleys are ideal for the variable nature of the Pinot family cultivators.
We capitalize fully on the blending possibilities afforded by the distinct attributes and various clonal selections of Pinot Noir of each of the approved viticultural areas. We apply traditional Burgundian methods: a long fermentation in the barrel (always using new French oak barrels), stirring the lees and malolactic conversions in our white wines.
For our red wines we begin with extended cold maceration and in most years practice the art of “saignée”: the bleeding off of 10% of the juice to intensify color and flavors.
Our cellar regime follows aging guidelines that give us rounded whites with firm acidity and fragrant red wines that are elegantly balanced.