Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
Bateman Vineyard

Winemaker Notes

The unique site of the Bateman Vineyard is the origin of this Pinot’s muscular and defined structure. The palate is full, but the tannins are clearly round and elegant. With its dark inky color and exquisite notes of forest floor, sassafras, earth, black cherries and tea, our Bateman Pinot Noir will age beautifully for many years.

by Antonio Galloni

The 2017 Pinot Noir Bateman Vineyard is dark and brooding—an impression that is reinforced by tannins that are quite firm in the early going. Cedar, tobacco, game and earthy notes gradually emerge, but the 2017 remains a bit tough and hard to read. Another few years in bottle will help, although the Bateman is likely to always be a bit burly. – 92 pts.

Production Notes

Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 150 cases
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Located North of Sebastopol
Elevation 500 feet
Vine Age – 12 years
Goldridge Soils
Pinot Noir Clone 777
Harvested in October 2017
Tank Fermented
Malolactic Fermentation
35% New French Oak
Barrel Aged 14 Months
Bottled in December 2018

Bateman Vineyard

The Bateman Vineyard lies at 700 feet above sea level, north of Sebastopol on Mill Station Road. Planted in Goldridge soils the Pinot Noir vines are trained on a vertical trellis system (VSP) on north eastern facing slopes that offer protection from the hot summer afternoon sun.