Ten Oaks
Pinot Noir

When our Russian River Vineyard was planted in 1997 by Anne Moller-Racke and Joe Nugent, 11 acres were planted to Dijon clones 115 and 667. In 2008 we decid-ed to plant 5 more acres on an adjacent plot, this time to Pommard clone. The idea was that in these slightly more gravelly soils, the Pommard clone would thrive and produce an elegant, perfumed wine to play off of the rich, powerful dark fruit flavors produced by the Dijon clones. We named this block of Pommard clone “Ten Oaks” after the ten majestic trees that border it on two sides.