2013Pinot NoirMonument Tree Vineyard
Our 2013 Twomey Monument Tree Vineyard Pinot Noir is a focused, fruit-forward, lively wine that is a classic expression of the “Deep End” of Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. It has a medium, cherry-red color and a nose of sous bois, fresh just-ripe strawberries and candied ginger. It has a fruit-sweet attack, vibrant acidity, satiny mouthfeel and long fruity finish with a moderate tannic grip. Given proper cellaring, it will give drinking pleasure through 2025.
Octorber 2-3, 2013
September 1, 2015
French Burgundy, 42% new
13 months sur lies
Monument Tree Vineyard, named for an imposing, lightening-struck redwood that overlooks these hillside rows, is located only twelve miles from the Pacific Coast. This proximity allows for a longer ripening period to develop more complexity in the fruit. Its northeastern exposure gives it plenty of sunshine in the morning, but keeps it cool through the afternoon. This vineyard is planted to a selection of Dijon clones on decomposed sandstone loam soils; it’s the ultimate low vigor slow-ripening vineyard.
“The Duncan Family, which owns Silver Oak, contracts most of the fruit for Twomey’s Pinot Noirs, but they purchased this vineyard outright in 2010. It’s a hillside with spare sandstone-based soils in the cool, seaward Deep End of Anderson Valley. Twomey winemaker Daniel Baron’s rendition has a simple, transparent, immediate beauty, with delicate violet and forest floor aromas surrounding a core of fruit that’s spicy and seamless, with the refreshing levity of wild strawberries.”
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