- Eden Rift Vineyards
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2025
- Case size
Burghound, April 2020,
A ripe nose of cherry, raspberry, plum with a background nuance of black berries, precedes broad-shouldered medium-weight flavors that possess lovely energy. There is a touch of youthful austerity on the lingering finish and although this is sufficiently structured at the moment to reward 3 to 5 years of cellaring, it could still be approached on the younger side if desired. Outstanding. Drink 2023+
Wine Advocate, February 2020,
Grapes for the 2017 Pinot Noir Terraces were harvested September 6. It was made with 38% whole cluster and aged 10 months in 38% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple, the nose is deeper this vintage than the estate bottling—a well of roasted red cherries, cranberries, rhubarb and strawberry with notes of nutmeg, dried leaves, forest floor, amaro and bitters. It’s medium-bodied, silky and concentrated but light on its feet with well-woven freshness and a light graininess to the texture, finishing nuanced. Yum! 156 cases produced. Erin Brooks. Drink 2019 - 2025.
Eden Rift Vineyards
Under vine since 1849, Eden Rift is one of the oldest continually producing estate vineyards in California. A remote, pacific refuge located under the shadow of the Gavilan Mountain Range, the estate rests on the San Andreas Fault. Only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this site benefits from an ideal, temperate maritime climate as well as the coveted calcareous soils requisite in the cultivation of vivid and energetic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Eden Rift's winemaker Cory Waller, spent time in Napa, Oregon and in Martinborough, New Zealand, and neighbouring Calera, before joining the team at Eden Rift. A man of few words, Waller favours the fruit of vines that struggle profoundly to produce small, yet delineated yields. He prefers to allow Mother Nature to do her thing.
California is responsible for producing more than 80% of all North American wine. The state extends some 1,100 km north to south and vineyards can be found along most of its length. Pacific ocean breezes and high altitude offer welcome cooling influences to the warm, bright sunshine. This region is rich in old vines, many being planted in the late 19th century and boasts an extraordinary range of soil. It's home to someof thge worl's most prestigious wines and produces a rich and diverse range of wine styles, from stately and expressive Cabernet Sauvignons to juicy and elegant Pinot Noirs. Notable wine regions include Napa Valley and Sonoma County.