2007 Paul Mathew Pinot Noir
Availability: Released Feb 1, 2010.
Price per Bottle: $40.00
The Ruxton Vineyard is located at the western edge of the Green Valley Appellation overlooking the Santa Rosa Plain with the Mayacama Mountains as a back drop.
This east facing vineyard gets plenty of sun with it's elevation on the ridge line, usually above the fog.
The Gold Ridge soil and moderate slope keep yields down and quality up.
Dijon Clones 667, 777, and 115 are planted in this two acre block.
The wines from this vineyard have black fruits, baking spices, and mushroom earthiness, with rich texture.
Grapes were hand picked August 29th, sorted then destemmed into tank.
The must was cold soaked for seven days and then allowed to warm up and start fermentation which lasted nine days.
The tank was punched down three times daily until the wine was dry.
Then the wine was pressed off into barrel and was allowed to go through Malolactic fermentation.
It was then lightly sulphured and aged on the lees for ten months.
The wine was carefully racked and bottled unfiltered.
Dark cherry and earth notes flourish from the glass while the palate offers dark fruits of black cherry and purple plum with cinnamon, pepper and mushroom to round out this soft yet structured wine.