Siduri’s first ever wine from the Saralee’s Vineyard comes from an unsual part of this iconic property. There’s one small section that is called “the Expansion Block.” This section was planted primarily as a source for cuttings for further plantings on this property and others. Accordingly, virtually every other row is planted to a different clone. That makes sampling, and deciding when to pick the grapes, far more difficult than at other vineyards. The guys in the cellar could always tell when I had sampled the Saralee’s Vineyard because I would bring in a 6 gallon bucket almost full to the top as I had made so many passes to sample the fruit accurately. Despite this disadvantage, if you get the picking timing right, a vineyard with this many clones produces one of the more interesting and complex wines, and that is certainly the case with our 2015 Saralee’s Vineyard Pinot Noir.