2017 Bon Pari Russian River Estate Pinot Noir
This was the first vintage from our Winner’s Circle Estate Vineyard. The yields were very low. When we first tasted the wine in barrel, we knew it was good, but thought we might declassify it, because the first wine released from the estate has to be great, not just good. After 18 months in the barrel, we were amazed at how the wine developed incredible elegance and bouquet, as well additional structure and mid-palate. So, we decided that we would bottle it.