2003 Ted's Vineyard 1.5L
Ted Klopp is a well known grape grower in the Russian River appellation of the Sonoma Coast. Merry Edwards, a close friend and mentor brought acclaim to “Klopp Ranch” with her Pinot Noir and mentioned to us that she wasn’t able to purchase all the grapes and we should make a Pinot from this fabulous vineyard as well. So we did, starting in 1999!
We also worked with Ted’s other vineyard Thorn Ridge for many years starting in 2001. We named our wine from Klopp Ranch “Ted’s Vineyard” knowing that our tenure with these grapes would be limited by Merry’s growing production. Sure enough, after six vintages she needed the whole vineyard. Our Ted’s Vineyard Pinot noirs were our first foray into the Russian River appellation and we haven’t looked back since. Thank you Merry!
The 2003 vintage gave us Pinots with intense perfume; the aromas filled a room! Such a beautiful fruit and floral bouquet… along with the dark fruit flavors and a graceful silky texture and you have a winner.