2006 Thorn Ridge Ranch Pinot Noir
Although our label reads Thorn Road, this 2006 wine is made from the Klopp family’s Thorn Ridge Ranch. Prior to bottling there were unresolved trademark issues surrounding the name, so we went with Thorn Road. These have now been resolved and once again we will be able to refer to this lovely vineyard by its proper name. Farmed by Ted Klopp with sustainable practices, it is located high in the Sebastopol Hills, in an area which had previously been designated Sonoma Coast, but is now part of the expanded Russian River Valley appellation. The character of the fruit is neither typical Russian River nor typical Sonoma Coast. The deep dark berry profile is the result of the steep east facing aspect high above the fog line and the goldridge soils. The clones are Pommard, Swan, 667 and 777 and are from the upper and lower parts of the ranch."