By: Keith Mabry
K&L Staff Member
It seems that each year Erich and Craig add a new Pinot fruit source. The 2008 Rodgers Creek is the first vintage they have produced of this wine, and it is a welcome addition. Rodgers Creek is located on a ridge in the Petaluma Gap, which is one of the coolest growing regions in Sonoma, and is ideally suited for producing classic Pinot Noir. The vines are grown in light chalky soils on steep inclines, causing natural vine stress and resulting in high levels of concentration. Even though this is a cool climate site, the wine has wonderful depth and expression. There is rich red fruit, a touch of minerality, a hint of toast and a wonderful silky feel.