Russian River ValleyWiddoes 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.

Location

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Farmed by DuMOL

23 years

Characteristics

VARIETIES: Pinot Noir
SOIL: Goldridge Fine Sandy & Clay
ELEVATION: 150’
SLOPE: Midslope of low-lying hillside
CLONE: Martini
DENSITY: 907 vines/acre
YEAR PLANTED: 1984
ORIENTATION: N x S
ASPECT: Eastern