The 2015 Silice Pinot Noir is by far my favorite, most unique expression from this great terroir in the 14 years we have been farming and crafting this vineyard on Calkins Lane. The rolling sandy hills of the Silice vineyard have found their savory, sweet, and silky voice. This is quite different from the 2014 Silice. The whole-cluster ferments, paired with the charming and vibrant character of the 2015 vintage, have yielded a wine that will make lovers of whole-cluster wines rush to secure an allocation.
The wine is a deep and vibrant ruby red and fills the glass with an aromatic bouquet of fresh roses and violets, warm spices, candied fruit, and savory herbs. Silice has cool and reticent flavors of the perfect summer berries that are crunchy and bursting with juicy acidity. It has great body with a long and complex finish with notes of smoke, spice, and exotic wood. This is not an overtly ripe or jammy wine but rather it lives on the treble end of the spectrum.
Drink now through 2027