The Gust Pinot Noir hails from the Diamond Pile Vineyard and Catapult Ranch vineyard within the Petaluma Gap AVA. The Diamond Pile vineyard’s Dijon clones add elegance, detail and brightness to the wine while the heritage clones from the Catapult ranch offer power and backbone to this Pinot Noir. We harvested and fermented the vineyards separately to determine the best blend of the two sites. The fruit was hand harvested and brought into the winery and fermented with 5% whole cluster. We used open top fermenters, native yeasts, and punched down bins twice a day. The Pinot Noir was then pressed off its skins after two weeks and barreled down to age. After tasting through all the barrels we came to a blend of 55% Catapult and 45% Diamond Pile. The Gust Pinot Noir is a striking wine that offers earth and spice, while still offering an array of red fruits on the nose. This rich and expressive Pinot Noir is integrated, complex, and lively.