2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARDS | Redhawk, Zenith
BLOCKS | PFV (REDHAWK), 6B (ZENITH)
clonE | POMMARD
APPELLATION | Eola-Amity hills
WINEMAKER | John D. Pataccoli
HARVEST DATES | OCTOBER 5–7, 2017
BOTTLING | JANUARY 9, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.8%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
Our Auction cuvée is once again a blend of our estate fruit (60%) and Zenith Vineyard fruit (40%). This year both blocks are Pommard. Our estate component comes from the Pataccoli Family Vineyard, planted in 1978 and own-rooted. The Zenith block comes from 20-year-old vines on rootstock. This is the first time we have ever blended this estate block and the Zenith is also a single-vineyard bottling. The two vineyards are roughly five miles apart on the eastern side of the AVA. The wine displays the elegance of the clone and the rich dark fruit of the Eola-Amity Hills.
Redhawk Vineyard and Winery is a small family–owned and operated winery. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, John and Betty Pataccoli purchased the property 13 years ago, pursuing their love of wine. We grow premium-quality Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Dolcetto and Riesling.