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.
If a belly dancer turned florist and then moonlighted as a winemaker, one would suspect she was on our winemaking team for this one. Floral aromatics of jasmine and orange blossom pair with fresh honeydew melon. A dense, viscous midpalate follows with stone fruit, more melon, bosc pear, sliding into a lighter, brighter tropical citrus dancing all the way to that spectacular finish.