2021 was the vintage team winemaking needed after the hand that was dealt to us in 2020.
We did not keep the Pinot Noir from 2020, this project isn't about putting wines out. Read Holland is about producing something unique, handmade, and delicious. After malolactic fermentation Ashley made the very difficult decision to not continue to age the Pinot Noirs, due to smoke taint.
Sourced from the Deep End of Anderson Valley. This compelling wine is about character and elegance, an iron fist in a velvet glove.
Appellation I Anderson Valley, Deep End
GrowersI The Romani family, Travis Foote, Greg Ardzrooni, Ashley Palm, Moira Conzelman, Tony Sanchez
VineyardsI Romani 1 acre, Bevel Vineyard, Conzelman select blocks
SoilsI Ornbaun Zeni, Boontling, Bearwallow-Wolfey
ClonesI 777,115, Pommard
Vine age I Romani ~28 y/o, Bevel ~22 y/o, Conzelman ~22 y/o
Farming I Organic
ProductionI 224 Cases. 30% new French oak, native yeast fermentation. 37% whole cluster included in fermentation. Elevage (aged) for 11 months on full lees with occasional stirring before bottling .
2021 Was a remarkable vintage full of velvety skin tannin, extreme color, and Pinot Noir perfume.
Rose petals and raspberries greet you on the first swirl, followed by the signature bergamot tea note of the Deep End of Anderson Valley. The wine has a restrained richness on the palate. The whole cluster rose balm depth balances this beauty.