2021 Assiduous Pinot Noir 'Volkmann Vineyard'
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
100% organic Pinot noir, fermented on native yeast with 50% whole clusters and aged in all neutral oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal effective sulfur. Volkmann Vineyard is owned by Tim and Peggy Volkmann and is nestled just north of the city of Santa Cruz near Branciforte Creek.
96 points, Wine Enthusiast. "Every wine from this tiny producer deserves attention, as the vibrant bottlings are accompanied by symbolic illustrations and detailed creation stories on the labels. A transparent shade of ruby in the glass, this bottling is a lesson in purity, offering racy and clean aromas of raspberry, pomegranate and rose petal on the focused nose.There’s a chiseled rock texture to the palate, where crisp red fruit and rosewater flavors pick up a slight violet tone."