Ceritas, Pinot Noir 'Senna Vineyard' Monopole 2018Regular price $80.00 Save $-80.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
John and Phoebe Raytek have come into their own in northern California. The family keeps busy amidst their many responsibilities. Though they do not own any vineyards, Phoebe, as the Ceritas farmer, still spends much of her time at their many sites, some of them monopole vineyards, and forming relationships with the growers who own them. There is an immense focus on organic and sustainable farming methods. John is the winemaker of Ceritas, spending much of his time in the cellar and in the vineyards. The couple prides themselves as students, and the vineyards their teachers; it is their job to listen and learn from each site. They believe, “it is more important to know what not to do, than what to do,” effectively summarizing the belief of allowing the wine to speak for itself. The grapes are sourced from the Santa Cruz Mountains and West Sonoma Coast for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Senna Vineyard is considered a sweet spot for Pinot Noir. It’s among one of the coolest sites in the Green Valley near Occidental,, even cooler than high altitude areas. Due to the lower elevation the fog dwells longer here, keeping the win at this cooler temperature. This site was planted with the Swan clone, brought over from the famed “La Tache” vineyard in Burgundy. These smaller vines bear smaller fruit with great intensity. This is another monopole vineyard from Ceritas.Their standard for minimal cellar intervention continues with the Senna vineyard.