Black Swift Vineyards | Stones Throw Vineyard Pinot Noir

2016 'Stone's Throw Vineyard' Pinot Noir

Nesting Place: Stone's Throw Vineyard

Rooted in the pedigree of the lower Black Sage bench. Stone's Throw is a truly inspirational site for the enigmatic & elusive Jason Parkes. Each drop of vinified liquid born of or poured from this vineyard is in homage & dedication to Ron "The Man" Fournier, who passed away a few years ago. The vineyard is defined by deep layers of glacially deposited Sand & intermittent ribbons of stone/gravel. Planted to a careful clonal selection of Pinot Noir 114,115,667,777, Muscat, Roussanne and Viognier. The slightly lower elevation of the site creates a microclimate suitable to the fickle tendencies of Pinot Noir specifically. 

The Wine & Moment in Time: 

2016 marks the 3rd vintage of Stone's Throw Pinot Noir by name, although, the grower relationship runs markedly deeper than that as mentioned above. The slow-burning nature of 2016 allows for a more finessed expression of Pinot, in warmer vintages the fruit character can be immensely concentrated. Structurally, the '16 offers tannins with a firm grip balanced by vibrant Red Cherry/Berry-Fruit & a taught backbone of acidity. 

To round out the brightness & concentration of the fruit, this wine was aged for 16 months in Neutral French Oak. The intention is round out the structural edges without overwhelming varietal character. 

Longevity: 

Whilst being presently spectacular & lush, patience is certainly a worthy virtue with this highly promising offering. Drink now through 2026.

$55.99