2017 Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir
In the mid-90s, Jim Pratt, a vineyard manager to some of the most respected wineries in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River, went looking for a property to call his own. Jim explored Sebastopol, where apple farms were being converted to vineyard. Here, he found an ideal site south of Graton and west of Sebastopol: a 10 acre hillside location sitting on Goldridge soils with the perfect mix of cool weather —fog and wind — and early afternoon sunshine to produce vibrant high acid fruit. In 2000, Jim acquired the neighboring propriety and planted an additional 7 acres.
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Clones: 39% Pommard, 39% Dijon 828, 22% Clone 23
Terroir: Goldridge soil series, which is well-drained and highly erodible, with poor nutrients forcing vines to struggle thus delivering dense fruit clusters. Overall climate is cool, foggy and sometimes windy; however, with enough sunshine to produce fruit with intense color and flavors.