A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2017 Eutopia Pinot Noir

This is the inaugural release of a project we have dreamed of for a long time. We took some of the best vineyards in West County - Sonoma Coast and created an epic blend, showcasing the area - one that is undeniably an agrarian paradise - a “Eutopia” if you will - that we believe out performs what any as a single vineyard could offer. We are sourcing from microscopic vineyard sources, including Silver Eagle, Lynch, and some we cannot name, and these have produced a wine with freshness, richness and layers that are full of nuance and have a wide spectrum of aromas and flavors. The warmth of the 2017 vintage shows in the ripe raspberry, dark cherry and clove notes, while the coolness of the ocean breezes has helped the wine retain brightness and floral characteristics. All of these grapes were picked before the fires of 2017.

  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Clones 115, 23, 667, 777 and Pommard
  • From a blend of blue chip West County vineyards
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Unracked, on lees for 11 months
  • Aged in 40% new French oak
  • Unfined and unfiltered
  • 120 cases produced from 5 barrels

Svelte, with rich sanguine and loamy accents to the dried cherry, red plum and burnished spice flavors. Offers a delicate finish of sandalwood and hints of smoke. Drink now through 2024.
Kim Marcus
Wine Spectator Insider
October 16, 2019