777, 115, Swan and Mt. Eden
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Red clay, rock loam
Mowed clover, and fescue. Tilled vetch, peas, and barley.
2008 marked the first vintage that Williams Selyem purchased the grapes from the Calegari Vineyard. For many years these grapes were the anchor of the acclaimed Eastside Road Neighbors bottling. After working with the grapes for several vintages, in 2011 the Calegari Vineyard designate was launched. A signature of bright red fruit and floral qualities, the Calegari Vineyard Pinot Noir exemplifies true Russian River Valley style. Recent grafting of some 777 clone to the heritage clones of Swan and Mt. Eden will only add to the complexity and depth to this exciting wine from Calegari Ranch.
In 2001 approximately 14 acres of Pinot Noir were planted to 115 and 777. The Calegaris continued to make wine off of their Zinfandel vines and in 2003 and 2004, won a silver and gold medal, respectively, at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for their Zinfandel Port and of course, they were excited about the potential with the Pinot Noir.