2016 Runestone Pinot Noir


*91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

The “Runestone” occupies a special, lofty place among our several Pinot Noirs. Vineyard-designated (from grapes grown across the valley at Wolff Vineyards) and produced in very limited quantities, it boasts everything you could wish for in a Pinot Noir. Extended aging in French oak gives the wine its sumptuous mouthfeel, velvety tannins and lingering finish. The wine is fruit-driven, yet complex and multi-layered, showing ripe berries, dark cherries, plum, oak and spice, with aromas of violets and roses, and just a hint of-- could it be Crème Brulee?

We encourage you to pair this with a proper holiday treat like Standing Rib Roast, Roast Duck, or Winter Harvest Salad.

Bottled: August 8, 2017
Production: 159 cases produced

VINEYARDS 100% Wolff Vineyards, Edna Valley AVA
CLONES 29% Pommard, 29% #667, 28% #115, 14% #777
AGING 7 Barrel Blend, 35% New Oak, Aged 10 Months in Barrel