2017 Grower Collection Pinot Noir, Bateman Vineyard
Founded by Paul and Lee Fay Bateman, the Bateman Vineyard is located in the cool Green Valley of the Russian River Valley appellation. Planted in welldrained Goldridge sandy loam soils on a sloping east-facing hillside, the prized blocks for this wine receive abundant morning sunshine, but are protected from the afternoon heat. The result is a rich and beautifully structured wine, with dark berry and spice flavors. In addition, the site’s consistently low yields contribute to the intensity of this wine.