Pinot Noir specialist James MacPhail has complete control over the creation of Sequana’s single vineyard wines. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation to maximize flavor and color extraction.
In small open-topped tanks, each block was fermented separately, using primarily
native yeast. Other lots were fermented with yeast strains unique to each individual lot. Hand punch-downs extracted and elevated the Pinot Noir
flavors and the wine was aged sur lie in French oak barrels for 11 months. James MacPhail focuses on gentle and traditional winemaking techniques.
Sundawg Ridge produces wines with a wide spectrum of rich aromas and flavors: wild berry, Bing cherry, cranberry, sweet spice and earthiness. This medium-bodied, layered wine has soft tannins, bright acidity and a lingering finish.