One of the smallest appellations on the Sonoma Coast, Green Valley of
Russian River Valley has a cool climate, a result of the fog that comes
from the Pacific Ocean each evening. The cooler weather and well-
drained Goldridge soils create an idyllic climate for growing Pinot Noir,
yielding complex, elegant wines with well-balanced acidity. Pinot Noir
achieves greatness here.
Just northwest of neighboring Sundawg Ridge Vineyard, Lakeview is
located on land that gently slopes east to the west. Its microclimate is
affected by its elevation and the spring-fed lake that is the propertys
moniker. Typical of the Green Valley appellation, the soil is well-drained
Goldridge sandy loam. The family-owned, sustainably-farmed vineyard of 8.6 acres is planted to four
Pinot Noir clones custom-selected by winegrower James MacPhail. Sequana is the exclusive producer of
wines from Lakeview Vineyard, Green Valley of Russian River Valley.
Pinot Noir specialist James MacPhail has complete control over the creation of Sequanas single-vineyard
wines. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation to maximize
flavor and color extraction.
In small open-topped tanks, each block was fermented separately, using primarily
native yeasts. Other lots were fermented with yeasts unique to each individual lot.
Hand punch-downs extracted and elevated the Pinot Noir flavors and the wine
was aged sur lie in French oak barrels for 11 months.
Rich, warm spice aromas introduce complex, blue fruit flavors. Juicy blueberry
and plum balance fine tannins and bright acidity. Deep and intense, the wines
layers of flavor continue through the lasting finish.
TA: 0.61 g/100 ml
BARRELS: 40% New French Oak
COOPERS: Rousseau / Remond / Billon / Damy / Cadus / Vicard /
Dargaud & Jaegle / Mercurey / Sirugue / Leroi
BOTTLED: August 2010
RELEASE: November 2011