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Producer: Enfield Wine Co.
Region: California
Wine: 2016 Heron Lake Pinot Noir Wild Horse Valley

Vineyard: 1500 Ft. Elevation, Mixed Volcanic Soils, Wild Horse Valley AVA.

Despite its location just a few miles from downtown Napa, few vineyards are as isolated and unique as Heron Lake. Perched on a high, rocky outpost above San Pablo Bay, the vineyard catches the ocean breeze as it rises up into the Vaca Mountains. The vines are planted in extremely shallow and rocky volcanic soils and this intersection of cool coastal climate and rugged soil profile creates wines that express a daring combination of freshness, acidity, depth and texture.

Vinification: 50% whole cluster, 50% fully destemmed. Foot treading with native yeast fermentation during a 14 day maceration. No press wine was included and this wine was bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

2016 was the first vintage of this single-vineyard wine produced by John Lockwood. Ironically, in 2004, this vineyard was the first that he worked in under his mentor David Mahaffey, the owner of the vineyard. He now controls the farming and this first effort is stunning. It is a wine of exceptional terroir that is at the same time fresh, sophisticated, soft & elegant with a translucent power that does not disappoint. A weightless wine with both power and finesse showing notes of hibiscus, rose petals, strawberry and sweet spicy stems.

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