2009 Davis Family Pinot Noir Soul Patch Vineyard

Year: 2009
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Country: USA-California
Red Wine
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2012 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition: Gold Medal, 93 Points, Best of Class!

Winery Notes:
The Soul Patch Vineyard is the little Patch of vineyard at our home here in the Russian River Valley, the vineyard I planted 15 years ago and nurture daily with my heart and Soul – (those of you that have met me know the other punch line to this trademarked vineyard name…20 years of the same facial hair) We have kept our favorite barrels aside before as a special wine, the PinnaCole, and have now decided to bottle a special combination from this block every year- the vines are now old enough they have evolved as a special place, with the steep, east facing slope that basks in the morning sun but avoids the harsh afternoon sun making it a very pretty, and classy wine. ~~Guy Davis

The SOUL PATCH Pinot Noir is a barrel selection from our Estate Vineyard at my home. I planted this combination of Pommard clone, and Dijon clones 777, 667, and 115 back in 1996.

The farming has always been organic. The vineyard is a steep, rolling hillside – an east facing slope tht receives great morning sun and no harsh afternoon sun, so the natual acidity stays firm, fresh, and lively with great complexity from extended hang time as well.

The vineyard sits within the subregion called Laguna Ridge, in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The soil is has high amounts of volcanic ash, adding a beautiful minerality to each vintage; The highlight of our Estate Vineyard is the fantastic complexiy – both bright red raspberry and darker boysenberry fruit layers, with perfume of brown spice, mouth watering brightness and a perfect match with almost any dish – this one is an exotic, refined Princess