Hook & Ladder Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2009
We use old world techniques to make our Pinot Noir in small batches and "punch-down" the fruit by hand up to three times a day. Cecil De Loach has been farming these delicate Pinot Noir vineyards since 1973 in the Russian River Valley. Located on the plains and gently rolling hills off Olivet road in western Santa Rosa, this area provides an excellent medium for the coastal fog that blankets our fruit in the mornings and evenings. The cooling moisture facilitates a longer growing season in which Pinot Noir thrives.