Located just 52 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge in the City of Sebastopol, Ca. in the heart of the Russian River Valley is Emeritus Vineyards. Emeritus Vineyards is on Hallberg Ranch, a 115-acre ranch property. What was once a prime apple orchard is now a Pinot Noir Vineyard owned by Proprietor Brice Cutrer who purchased the property in 1999.
On our visit to Emeritus we were welcomed by Mari Jones, she greeted us with glasses of their 2015 Emeritus Vineyards, Ruby Ruby Rosé Saignée before we started our vineyard tour. The Ruby Ruby Rosé Saignée was light and refreshing after the warm drive from the East Bay. It had a beautiful color and it was aromatic. It was crisp with a great balance that made it light and refreshing with great notes on the palate. It was also close to being sold out when we visited and only available to their wine club members.
Ermeritus Vineyards is one of California’s most distinguished dry-farmed vineyards and is widely known for their commitment in producing Pinot Noir with extraordinary quality. Wines are crafted around proprietor Brice Cutrer Jones’s philosophy that soil gives wine its character, climate gives wine its personality, and man gives the wine its spirit... style. The result is three Estate Grown and Bottled Pinot Noirs: Hallberg Ranch, Pinot Hill and William Wesley.