The Pratt—Sexton Vineyard is on Sexton Road, between Sebastopol and Occidental on the Sonoma Coast. This hillside vineyard is farmed by Jim Pratt, one of our best friends in the wine business and one of California’s finest grape growers. We harvest 3 different clones at the Pratt—Sexton property including a somewhat mysterious Jackson clone which was isolated from old Pinot Noir plantings in Jackson, California. At this vineyard, this means a “big” Pinot Noir with great levels of acidity. In fact, one of the reasons the Pinots from this location are “big” is because the acid levels are so high here that the grapes need to achieve higher sugars for the acids to be low enough to successfully complete malolactic fermentation. This wine shows us all of those characteristics and more, with additional earthy complexity from the use of whole clusters in Pommard clone. Unfortunately, this is one place where 2016 yields were tiny and there is very little of this wine to go around – so don’t miss out!