Vineyard: Planted in 1989-present at an elevation of 220-330 feet. The 10.7 acre Sisters vineyard was named after the three Pinot sisters, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The vineyard also has plantings of seven different varietals including Chardonnay, Trousseau, Pinot Meunier and Melon de Bourgogne, as well as rootstock and clonal trial material. The vines for the Sisyers vineyard Pinot Noir are unfragted pre-Phylloxera plantings.
Soil: Volcanic and basalt subsoils with granitic dust
Viticulture: Certified Organic vineyards and practices
Vinification: De-stemmed and fermented using all natives yeasts in a combination of tank and barrel. minimal racking, no fining or filtrering.
Aging: aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, 12% new
Production: 300 cases
Notes: The most delicate and floral of all of the single vineyard Pinot Noirs with finesse and earth tones.
Publication: Wine advocate
Pale ruby colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Sisters has a subdued nose of fresh cranberries and pomegranate with hints of Provence herbs, dried leaves, dusty earth and lavender. Light-bodied, soft and elegant, yet with great intensity and expression, it delivers perfumed red berry flavors with satisfying persistence.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
The Sisters Vineyard is one of the younger plantations in the Eyrie portfolio, having first been cleared and planted in 1989 and with further vines going in over the years, with a wide range of varieties planted in the vineyard. The vineyard sits between 220 and 330 feet above sea level, on red Jory Volcanic soils. The pinot noir here is all planted on Francs de Pieds. The 2014 Sisters pinot tips the scales at an even thirteen percent octane and was fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in twelve percent new wood. The wine offers up a pure and youthfully complex nose of cherries, red plums, woodsmoke, a fine base of soil, a touch of raw cocoa, wild bay and a delicate framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full and nicely structured, with a
very good core of fruit, fine soil signature and impressive length and grip on the still quite youthful finish. This wine needs plenty of time in the cellar, but it is going to be excellent when it is ready to drink. 2024-2060.