RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY - HAWKS ROOST VINEYARD
In 1992, vineyard owners Chuck and Gayle Jones planted their 5.5-acre Russian River Valley Hawk's Roost Vineyard. Planted as a UCD 23 clone, a selection imported from Wadenswil, Switzerland in 1966. Wines produced here are typically big and muscular, owing to a combination of clone and site. Row orientation is uncharacteristically east-west, which contributes to even ripening fruit. The owners tend to the vineyard by hand around Chuck's home.
- 2016 E16 Russian River Valley "Hawks Roost Vineyard" Pinot Noir, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast
The fruit was picked from the gently sloping upper bench where the union of climate, sandy loam soils and Pommard clone produces small crops that translate to complex wines
|Soil||Huichica series loam with a clay substrate|
|Clones||UCD Clone 23|
|Rootstock||101 - 14|