In 2015 we grafted part of our Russian River Winside Estate Vineyard to different clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Grafting allows us to bring new plant diversity to the vineyard, while maintaining the existing root system — the source of the depth and complexity associated with mature vines. One of the clones is the Calera selection, which has been a favorite on our Carneros ranch. This offered immediate rewards — the clone performed exceedingly well from the first vintage at Winside. The Heritage Clones Pinot Noir is a selection of the top barrels from this block.