From Spell Estate: The Terra de Promissio Vineyard is owned and managed by Charles and Diana Karren and with the help of Diana’s parents it is a true family operation. Planted in 2002 to Pinot Noir clones 777 and 115 it is located east of Petaluma on a rolling hill in what is unofficially referred to as the Petaluma Gap of the Sonoma Coast AVA. Buffeted by cold maritime winds the fruit ripens slowly and produces wines of exceptional elegance and purity.
The Spell Terra de Promissio Vineyard Pinot Noir is ruby red in color, aromas of raspberry, strawberry, toasted oats, sandalwood, peat moss, and sassafras introduce this youthful wine. Cranberry and raspberry flavors mix with hints of cocoa nib, coffee, and sweet toasted oak coat the palate. Bright acidity and broad shouldered tannins mingle with flavors of bing cherry and mocha coffee on a lasting finish. Drink now or over the next 5 to 7 years.
Oak: 100% French; 50% new, 25% once used and 25% older.
Clones: Dijon 115 with a tiny amount of Dijon 777
Harvest Dates: September 30 and October 4, 2013
Bottled: August 11, 2014
Cases Produced: 100