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Father John 2016 Greenwood Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Father John 2016 Greenwood Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Father John 2016 Greenwood Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

The Greenwood Ridge vineyard is a gem located West of the Anderson Valley. Pinot was planted early in the 1990s replacing the Riesling and Merlot originally planted by Tony Husch in the late 1960s. They started producing wine in 2015, and it is one of the most beautiful places in the country. The vines grow along a ridgetop only three miles from the Pacific Ocean. Because of the uniqueness of this part of the Anderson Valley, it's 200 planted acres have been awarded its own appellation, Mendocino Ridge, which is one of America's smallest appellations.

This ridgetop vineyard sits at 430M elevation and its soils are a mix of sand and clay soils. The high elevation is cooler than most Anderson Valley locations but is also protected from frost because of its proximity to the ocean and the constant wind that brings a fresh pacific breeze to shore. With it's peaks resting above the fog line, the grapes are protected from excessive moisture, but receive enough water to be dry farmed. The clones are a mix of Dijon and Wadenswil clones grown on a variety of rootstocks- a Swiss clone that works as a great blender.

Greenwood Ridge's extreme climate gives this wine an unparalleled natural acidity balanced by remarkably smooth texture. The aroma carries plenty of red fruits with earthy and herbaceous undertones. It holds a lush and balanced tannin structure with medium to medium-plus body and a long, fruit driven finish. This wine will age beautifully and we look forward to continuing to drink it as it matures.

Type

Red

Varietal

 Pinot Noir

Vintage

2016

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

13.7%

Appellation

California – Anderson Valley

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