"Winemaking and filmmaking are two great art forms." -Francis Ford Coppola
Director’s Pinot Noir is blended from several different Russian River Valley vineyards. Some of the parcels give us fruit that offers spice and earth nuances while other vineyards we use produce fruit that has more density and richness. Combined, the wine takes on all of these traits leading to increased complexity. In the cellar, we use open-top fermenters and daily punch downs to extract color and flavor. When fermentation is complete, the wine is aged in a combination of French and Hungarian oak.
2016 was a traditional vintage where a cool, wet winter gave way to warm summer days. Harvest unfolded at a slow pace because temperatures went up and down for weeks. This allowed us to wait for optimal ripening and only pick small lots at a time when ready.
100% Pinot Noir
8 months in 82% French oak and 18% Hungarian oak