The Barbieri Vineyard is an amazing site. We purchased fruit from the Barbieri Vineyard almost 15 years ago. At that time the vineyard was planted to Zinfandel and produced a superb wine, although the vines were heavily virused. It was obvious that the vineyard needed to be replanted and, when the property sold it was replanted to Pinot Noir. Now, after some years (and another sale) we once again have access to this superb plot of land. Last year it seemed so different, walking rows that were once planted to head-trained vines and now were younger, vertical-shoot positioned vines. Now, one more year in, it seemed normal. We once again sourced 828 and 777 clone fruit from the vineyard. And we largely copied everything we did in 2015 as we loved that wine. The 2016 is just as good as the 2015, perhaps even slightly better as we did have more fruit to work with and were able to be particularly strict in our selection of barrels for the final wine. I love this wine and could drink it all night long (that gets me in trouble at times).