Twelve-Row Block is one of the original sites planted by the Sokol Blosser Family in the 1970s. This is a unique block on our vineyard with gamay like clones. The family thought they were sold gamay vines back in the ‘70s. It is not gamay, it is an atypical clone of pinot noir that has yet to be specifically identified, so internally it is referred to as the Twelve-Row Clone.
Twelve Row bursts with aromas of dark berries, leather, and forest floor on the nose. The palate carries the dark fruit theme with notes of black cherry accompanied by mushroom, leather, and medium acidity. The finish comes through with firm tannins and hints of tobacco.
Pairing with roast lamb shanks with garlic potatoes, or even a perfectly seared New York strip with a creamy wild mushroom sauce.