Russian River ValleyDutton-Widdoes Vineyard
This is an old-vine, dry-farmed, late-ripening vineyard with wide spacing and very deep rootstock that we have partnered with since our inaugural Pinot Noir in 1996. It’s in a very cool part of the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley, a beautiful east-facing hillside. The soil near the top of the hill is classic Goldridge sandy soil while the lower portion of the hill is comprised mostly of clay. As a result, we farm more vibrant, spicy red-fruited Pinot Noir from the upper portion of the vineyard and plusher, dark-fruited Pinot Noir in the lower portion. Blending this complementing fruit creates a wine of wonderful complexity.