We spent a lot of time trying to get our hands on this fruit. We first tasted a Sangiacomo Vineyard pinot noir at a local event called “Pigs and Pinot.” It was love at first sip (the pig notwithstanding). Two years after our first e-mail request, Mike Sangiacomo finally had fruit for Bruliam Wines- a mixture of Pommard and 115 clones. And we couldn’t be happier with this partnership. Planted in 1998, this Robert’s Road vineyard was transformed from an open field to premium pinot noir by a farming family with a reputation for excellence. The soil is well drained and requires no amendments. It’s the first vineyard in the Petaluma Wind Gap to see morning fog, and it’s the last to clear. The fruit ripens slowly, almost 2 full weeks after Gap’s Crown. This ensures complete phenolic ripeness without spiking sugar. This is cool climate pinot in its prime.