This was another banner year for the Amber Ridge Vineyard. Amazingly pure aromas of cherry, plum and raspberry meld with soft notes of mineral, rhubarb and rose petal. On the palate, generous juicy berry flavors melt into a finish that is long and silky. With its elegant perfume and ripe fruit flavors, this vintage will continue to shine for years to come.
We consider Amber Ridge Vineyard the backbone of our EnRoute Pinot Noir, “Les Pommiers.” Located off Starr Road, this 22-acre vineyard is the warmest site from which we source fruit. Although temperatures rarely exceed 90°F, the
vineyard enjoys extended mornings and evenings with clear, warm skies. Fog, the hallmark of the Russian River Valley, begins its early morning recession towards the coast, starting at the northern end of the valley and then returning in
the late afternoon from the south. This seasonal fog pattern can allow for up to three extra hours of sunlight and warmth when compared to our vineyards just 12 miles away on the southern end of the valley.