Vineyard: English Hill

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 The Withers English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 145 cases, $46. This vineyard in Occidental was planted in 2005. Clones include Vosne Romanee, 115 and 667. Fermented with 35% whole cluster and ambient yeasts at cool temperatures after a cold soak. Aged in about 15% new French oak barrels. Racked once before bottling, unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate cherry red color in the glass. Lovely perfume of whole cluster-inspired spice, bark and rose petal enhancing the fresh cherry fruit. Mid weight flavors of spiced cherry and sandalwood, with modest backing tannins and a juicy finish. Admirable smoothness on the palate and very harmonious. Score: 91. Reviewed April 5, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Bohème English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 766 cases, $49. This 8.5-acre vineyard is located at the southwestern edge of the Sebastopol Hills overlooking the Russian River Valley and Marin Coast. Yields 2.81 tons per acre. A barrel selection from clones 115, 667, Vosne-Romanee, BRC and Calera harvested and fermented separately. Aged 21 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of black cherry, raspberry, woodland and cherry leather. The wine’s flavors echo the nose with a perfectly ripened fruit profile. There is a slight smoky note in the background conferred on the wine by oak. The wine offers boundless elegance and a gratifying finish. Score: 91. Reviewed March 12, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Bohème English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 221 cases, $49. This vineyard is located on the southwestern edge of the Russian River Valley. Clones are 115, 667, Vosne-Romanee, and Calera selections. Yield .89 tons per acre. Aged 2 years in neutral French oak barrels. · Plenty to like on the nose with uplifting aromas of black cherry, spice and earthy flora. Elegant and suave, with darker stone and berry fruits augmented with cinnamon spice. There is a good cut of acidity and some finishing persistence. Score: 89. Reviewed April 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »