VML 2017 Ivywood Pinot Noir
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir, Clones: Dijon 115 (20%), Calera (80%)
Appellation: 100% Russian River Valley. Sub-App: 100% Sebastopol Hills
Barrel Program: 25% New French Oak
Cases Produced: 500
The profile of the 2017 Ivywood Pinot Noir can be summed up in three words: pretty, refined, and sexy. Notes of cherry pie, spice, peppermint, and white tea leaves rush the nose. The flavors are elegant; with fine, silky tannins and brighter cherry fruit notes splashing the front and mid-palate. The finish captures both darker and lighter fruit flavors. The darker notes give this wine length and the lighter contributes rounded acidity.