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Devil's Gulch

(Pinot Noir)

There's an awesome new kid on the block!! We're totally stoked to have Fox Den Vineyard as our newest designated Pinot, and while it's new for many, this is a vineyard that Dan and Steve planted together in 2002, and Dan has been crafting wine from since 2004. Owned and lovingly overseen by Ed and Sue Smith, the vineyard is located at their home atop Stoetz Ridge on the western edge of the Green Valley appellation. Here on the hill, it's a touch warmer than the bottom of the valley, but the low nitrogen sandy soil grows vines and ripens fruit slowly, and is always among the last pinots we harvest. It gives us wine of tremendous silkiness, bright raspberry fruit and perfect natural acidity-classic Green Valley. The eight acres is split into three clones: 667 for its vivid fruit, 777 for its chewy tannins and 115 for its brightness and floral aromatics. The result is a wine of focus and character, and we're thrilled to have it as our new baby.

Read more about Fox Den at www.foxdenvineyard.com