The 2014 winter and spring were unusually dry. When the rains came the timing was opportune and the vines took full advantage. The first big rain gave the vines some much-needed water before an early bud break. The temperate and dry conditions continued to promote growth. An exceptional summer gave way to perfect harvest conditions and teased out the nuances of our sites, developing complexity, aromatics, and deep flavors. Our sites were harvested during the cool hours of the evenings or early mornings. At the winery, the berries were destemmed and began a four-day cold maceration before being inoculated with select yeasts. Fermentation was smooth, allowing for the development of great color and the expression of plush fruit supported by elegant tannins. Working with committed growers, we draw attention to the perspective and scope of Sonoma Pinot Noir. We blend these individual lots to embrace the true breadth of Sonoma Pinot Noir. Aged 10 months in barrel with a portion of 25% new French oak. 2014 Head High Pinot Noir is delicious, fresh and richly textured.