2014 Saltonstall Pinot Noir
Saltonstall Vineyard produces rich and complex Pinot Noir with subtle cherry, spice and vanilla. The 40 acre hillside is located in the Petaluma Gap, 30 miles north of the city of San Francisco. The vineyard location gently slopes from an elevation of 375 feet, to the base of the Saltonstall Lake at 250 feet. Cool coastal air blankets the vineyards in the evenings and early mornings during the summer months, creating a desirable diurnal range of over 40 degrees. This contrast between warm days and cool nights affords great depth of flavor in the resulting wine. While Hill Family Estate does not lease or own this vineyard, it’s managed by Doug Hill.