Alder Springs Vineyard is known for producing exceptional fruit, specifically focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Rhone red and white varietals on its 6,000 acre ranch (only about 140 acres are planted) in Northern Mendocino, just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and ranging from 1,700 to 2,700 feet of elevation.
Aromas of sour raspberries, bing cherries, ripe strawberries, and hints of apple cider. There is also a marked salinity mitigating the juiciness of the bright red fruits. Texturally, it is a light to medium wine with subtle, but dry tannins and marked acidity. The salinity is clear on the aromas as well as on the palate, making it the perfect food pairing wine.
|Vineyard||Alder Springs Vineyard|
|Aging/Cooperage||Concrete Egg and Neutral Barrel|
|Elevation||1900 ft ft|
|Aspect||East 15% Slope|