This Pinot Noir is from 31-year-old vines in a small vineyard in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton appellation. It is meticulously organically farmed and comprised of 100% own-rooted 115 clone of Pinot Noir. The late ripening nature of this site means a wine that, even in this very warm vintage, is balanced at a lower than typical alcohol. In 2014, the vintage was unusual in many respects: everything was early from bud break and fruit set all the way to harvest, largely fueled by a warmer winter and growing season. Most importantly, flavors came on early in the season, allowing for an early harvest without sacrificing complexity or concentration and without excess sugar or loss of essential acidity. For this site in particular, this all resulted in a wine that is sharply focused with rich round fruit and thrilling vibrancy.