BODEGA HEADLANDS VINEYARD
Our goal each year is to capture the vibrancy, energy and rare, chiseled red fruit quality that this site is capable of producing. We pick the Bodega Headlands Vineyard in multiple passes at the early edge of ripeness to produce a firmly structured wine that is distinguished by its complexity and intensity rather than any dimension of weight.
We preserve as many intact whole berries as possible throughout the fermentation process by using the bare minimum number of gentle punch downs. The temperature of the cap and of the fermenting juice is kept lower than our other bottlings in order to capture the high-toned, lifted aromatics and saline essence this site expresses. This gives the Bodega Headlands pinot noir the vivid aromatics we desire, along with a measure of elegance and grace.
2018 BODEGA HEADLANDS VINEYARD CUVÉE ELIZABETH
Opens with a high-toned perfume of red fruits and florals – tiny red raspberries, tart cherry, and rose petal. An enticing and elegant wine with a discreet saline element that becomes more apparent with air. The texture of the wine has a certain laciness to it, as oyster shell minerality underpins the finely etched red fruits. The Cuvee Elizabeth finishes gracefully, with the salty red-berry flavors lingering on the palate in a captivating way.