Small Vines Wines MK Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012
The most mature vineyards in the Sloan family's lineup, planted by Small Vines in 1999. Surrounded by woodlands and close to the coast, this meticulous vineyard is mild and temperate and makes a wine that is deeply layered and expresses the earth and forest that surrounds this unique location.
Grower-produced from high-density plantings: 2,722–3,630 vines per acres, 1 to 2.5 pounds per vine. Meticulous farming, expression of place, and exceptional wines. The Sloan family motto: "The smaller the vine, the better the wine." Savoury with a saline crunch. Notes of dried rose petal, and herbs smudged with spice. Lots of lifting energy, flavour concentration without heaviness, and clean focus. A little more breadth and depth to the palate than the other Small Vines Pinots. This wine wants the most time in bottle to develop.