US-CER-21-19

Pinot Noir 'Cuvee Annabelle', Ceritas

Cuvée Annabelle, named after one of John and Phoebe’s twin daughters, is sourced from the Kings Ridge Vineyard owned by their friend Red Car, high up in the mountainous part of the Fort-Ross Seaview sub-appellation of the West Sonoma Coast. Here only the ridgetops can be planted due to the steepness of the terrain placing the vines in the cool sunshine found at elevation. Surrounding the site is an old-growth redwood forest that protects the site from the coastal winds. Viticulturalist Greg Adams chose high-density planting (2400 vines/acre) resulting in small vines growing intense fruit while driving the roots deep into the hard sandstone soils with high concentrations of quartz. Small tight clusters with small berries result in a wine of great depth and concentration while retaining the acidity typical of this area.

• Practicing Organic
• 100% Pinot Noir
• Sourced from Kings Ridge Vineyard (West Sonoma Coast AVA)
• South facing site
• Hard sandstone & quartz soils
• Hand-harvested
• 100% Native yeast fermentation
• 40% whole cluster
• Aged 12 months in 25-30% new French oak
• Put back into used barrels for an additional 3-6 months
• 12.6% abv

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red