This wine has a seductive color, clear garnet with coppery hints. It’s fresh and vibrant, silky smooth in the mouth, ripe with bright red cherry, rose hips, spice and a lovely fruit-kissed lingering finish. A perfect example of how delicious Russian River Valley Pinot can be.
The four highly sought after clones (Pommard, Swan, Calera, 828) are known to deliver low quantity and high quality fruit, while the vineyard has the ideal soils, elevation and location to grow great Pinot. This quality is nurtured by a rising star winemaker who’s now starting to get the inevitable press, awards and intense admiration.
“In Loving Memory of Ivor” on the label pays tribute to Ivor Page, David Page aka Mr Heist’s father, who passed away too late to taste this but whose fierce love of wine and a good deal lives on here.