Farley Peak sits at about 3000 feet just south of Laytonville in northern Mendocino County. Production levels are restricted to about 2 tons per acre.
The grapes were destemmed, not crushed, and fermented in open vats, with the must being punched down manually every 6 hours for 5 days. After pressing and a short period in a settling tank, the wine was racked to French Oak cooperage. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.
This wine has wonderful perfume, the trademark of a great Pinot Noir. It has been a truly enchanting experience to see this wine mature. It is the best Pinot Noir we’ve made.