Facts of Note
Giusti family for 150 years
Once known as 'la colina' (the hill)
The Giusti family’s Sonoma County roots are about as deep as you can find in California. We’ve made wine from their fruit since 2004 and have enjoyed a great relationship with patriarch Angelo and his kin. They farm their Forestville vineyard with uncommon attention to detail and work closely with us to fine-tune their efforts in order to help us get the highest quality possible. This vineyard has slightly warmer days than others we source, developing darker fruit flavors in the grapes that grow around the old homestead.
This property charts the agricultural history of our region well. Farmed by the same family since 1870s, the ranch has been planted to olives, cherries, prunes, apples and, of course, grapes. A fig tree, planted by the original founding family, still thrives on site.
Nose: Extremely opulent and vivid on the nose with blackberry, blueberry and flower.
Mouth: Full body, velvety tannins and wonderful energy. Strong lingering finish, this is a real Russian River pinot with a modern clarity.