2021 Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

2021 Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

Pinot Noir
CA - Mendocino County
$52.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 13.2%
  • pH 3.61
  • Titratable Acid 6.18
  • Bottling Date 07/27/21
Cellar Tracker 91.0
This unique French clone of 459 was farmed by Stuart Bewley, who has been growing outstanding grapes since 1993 in Laytonville in Mendocino County. This magnificent Alder Springs Vineyard sits in isolation in a cool climate, about 150 miles from San Francisco, and 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, with 40 + grape varieties planted in 140 areas on a 6,000-acre ranch. The 2.6 tons of beautiful Pinot Noir from the Cahto Lake South block, which sits at a 2300-foot elevation was harvested on September 6th, destemmed 50%, the rest kept in the whole clusters. These two lots were fermented and aged separately in neutral barrels for 10 months before blending and bottling.


50% whole cluster fermentation with indigenous yeast. Aged in French neutral barrels for 10 months, blend the whole cluster and the destemmed lot just before bottling.
The resulting wine exhibits characteristics of the site, a coastal influence of a cool climate and a high elevation, with the complex aromas of pine forest, dried rose petals, rosemary, and a hint of cinnamon, raspberry, and lacy acidity in mid-palate. It finishes with silky tannin and savory mushroom characteristics.

Maker Name

Six Cloves Wines

Vineyard/Orchard Name

Alder Springs Vineyards