Seven acres of estate vines perch on the front of the 203-acre Lichen Estate in the Anderson Valley Appellation. Prepared in 2007 and planted in 2008 on meter-by-meter spacing, the vineyard comprises 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Gris vines on 15% to 35% southeast-facing slopes. Farmed 100% organically. Six blocks and four clones of Pinot Noir (Martini, Wadenswil, Pommard, & 667) on three rootstocks (101-14, 420A, and 161-49). Two blocks of Pinot Gris on two rootstocks.
This tantalizing expression of Lichen Estate's vineyard displays all the complexity and nuance one has come to expect from our barrel select Estate Pinot Noir. The 2018 vintage offers rich, round fruit, with Anderson Valley's signature cherry notes, silky tannins, and a forever finish. Built to cellar, this wine will develop and improve for a decade.