Established in 2007 by the visonaries responsible for Napa Valley’s Far Niente winery, EnRoute is the culmination of a more than 30-year passion for Pinot Noir. Their journey convinced them that the Russian River Valley offers the best opportunity to craft the focused, textured, yet graceful, Pinot Noir wines they wanted to create. In the search for vineyards to comprise this blend, the team discovered a few individual lots that stand out for their particular character. Some vineyards produce intensely structured wines with bold aromas, while others are more delicate with silkier tannins and subtle fruit and earth notes.
This lot is a unique expression of the Widdoes Vineyard in the extremely cool Green Valley AVA. Fermented with whole clusters, native yeast and aged in large format barrels, it expresses beautiful dark fruits, herbes de Provence, wet stone and natural acidity. It’s consistently one of EnRoute’s favorite lots in the cellar each year, and now for the first and only time it’s bottled on its own.