For several years, we’ve been beguiled by the powerful fruit coming off this small vineyard which, as its name suggests, was the site of the homestead on the property. The plot was planted in 1982 to vines of the Burgundian Pommard clone which have responded to conditions on the south-facing elevated benchland site with remarkably concentrated flavors of dark cherry.
First bottled under its own name in 2000, Homestead Block is distinguished for its depth and purity of fruit character. Rose, hibiscus and violet rise from the glass to mingle wiht black cherry and cedar. Classi Pinot Noir meatiness complements flavors of dark cherry, sweet oak and baking spices. A deep, long lasting finish.