Ready to be awestruck? This is old vine, single-vineyard Pinot Noir, aged for 13 months in French Oak. A truly complex Pinot, it's silky and fruit-forward, with notes of cocoa and baking spice, and provenance rarely found under $75 a bottle.
The Pinot Noir Reserve is made in partnership with our long-time friend Allie Ketcham. We keep going back to Ketcham because of the intense care they put into their land, where she doesn’t only make great wine, but also grows her own vegetables, raises goats, and most importantly, raises her children. The vineyard manager and his family live on the land, having cared for it for over 30 years. It’s their home, and they know every vine like the back of their hand.
About Ketcham Estate
Ketcham Estate is a small, family owned boutique winery and estate vineyard known for exceptional wines made in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The vineyard
has a creek that meanders through the property about eight months a year, giving the vines a wonderful water table towards which they can stretch their roots. The dirt in the vineyard is a rich, red loam that the vines love. They grow a broad selection of Pinot Noir clones, which gives them a palate from which they blend their wines. They grow the following clonal types of Pinot Noir: 115, 626, 777, 828, and Pommard 4.
“We live here. We eat here. Our kids play here. We drink our own water. We’re not going to poison our land.” -
Allie Ketcham, Owner, Ketcham Estate
While all of our wines are made through partnerships with amazing winemakers and vineyards, the Collaboration Series wines are created through a deeper level of teamwork and alignment. We spend time together discussing our approach and our philosophies around the winemaking process to ensure a final, beautiful wine that best represents us both. We then celebrate the partnership by featuring them directly on the label, and invite you to learn more about their vineyards and our journey together.