2015 Dragon's Back Pinot Noir
Robert Parker - 94+ Points
Since the planting of these vines, they’ve learned to grow with little water out of almost pure volcanic rock. The drought conditions of 2015 didn’t faze these resilient vines. The struggle between vine and rock produced an elegant pinot. The eucalyptus trees at the edge of the property lend a very light mint quality at the end of the finish. This pinot, even with the small berry size produced a delicate pinot. The free run juice and press wine were kept separate and aged on the lees for 10 months, one in new Tarandsaud French oak barrel and the other in a once used French oak barrel.
Black Knight Vineyards Sonoma Coast
13.5% alcohol by volume
47 cases made
Wines are in bottle and will be released October 16, 2016.