Vivid red. Expressive, spice- and mineral-accented red fruit and floral aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a smoky mineral nuance as the wine stretches out. Concentrated yet lithe in character, offering intense raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen and take a sweeter turn on the back half. Finishes impressively long and pure, revealing no rough edges and displaying an exotic, lingering touch of Moroccan spices.

The 2014 Vintage was warm, hot and dry and this makes for easy to drink wines right out of the chute as ripeness makes people happy and with bigger wines, better texture is available.  This Yates Conwill Vineyard Pinot noir has all of these attributes in spades!

South – Southeast facing site just west of my farm just west of Carlton.  Farmed to “bonsai garden” perfection by the gang at Results Partners, this is a site that I am happy to be affiliated with for over eight years now.  Fruit, year in and year out is always clean and ferments without incident.  Warm or cool vintage the “Ridge Terroir” shines through.

below, Yates Conwill Vineyard harvest 2016