A classic coastal Pinot Noir from the far reaches of Mendocino, this elegant wine offers a vivacious and exotic presentation with aromas of strawberry rhubarb, rose petal, raspberry, wild berry, crushed rock, wood smoke and red cherry. A soft entry and plush palate deliver berry patch flavors, balanced by orange peel notes, with a chalky, mineral-driven finish. Bright acidity, fine-grained tannin, and classic Anderson Valley finesse combine to create a beautifully balanced Pinot Noir that, while enjoyable in its youth, possesses impressive aging potential.
Created by winemaker Derek Rohlffs, Bravium is the culmination of meticulous care in the vineyards and a patient approach in the cellar. Derek takes his cues from tradition. He doesn’t alter what the earth gives him. He’s a classic minimalist. But don’t mistake minimalism for apathy. Quietly guiding a wine in a thoughtful, deliberate way-without intervening at every twist and turn-requires diligent attention to detail and a generous amount of restraint. The wine in the glass is born of a deeply purposeful approach. It is a gift of the land, valued and honored. Derek draws on hillside and mountaintop fruit in the coveted cool-climate vineyards of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley and Mendocino’s Anderson Valley to create terroir-driven Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Derek’s minimalist approach translates the nuances of each coastal vineyard in the glass, illustrating a distinct, transparent sense of place in every sip. The result is a collection of compelling, terroir-driven wines that pair naturally with food and have rare aging potential, relative to their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir peers. These wines are crafted exclusively for Bravium Mailing List members and a handful of boutique bottle shops and top restaurants.