2018
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.

VINOUS Review
by Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Pinot Noir Bateman Vineyard is the most elegant and complete of the three Pinots in the range. Freshly cut flowers, crushed raspberry and spice all grace this translucent, mid-weight Pinot. Everything about the Bateman speaks to detail. Bright saline notes lend vibrancy to the finish. This is such a pretty and distinctive wine. —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 2018
Tank Fermented
Malolactic Fermentation
35% New French Oak
Barrel Aged 14 Months
Bottled in December 2019

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.