Justice Vineyard sits on a ridge called the Holmes Gap and unrolls southeast at 550 feet in elevation. The Van Duzer winds dance through the gap as they funnel east. As a result of this uninhibited exposure, the fruit ripens slowly, developing rich and complex flavors while retaining its focused acidity. The Pinot noir block sits directly next to Walter Scott Winery on an outcropping of rocky Nekia clay soils. The vines were planted in 2000 and impart the subtle intensity that you only get from established vines.
The 2022 Justice Pinot noir evokes a sensory journey and is stratified with the perfume of wild, red roses. Bright red cherries intertwine with alluring leather aromatics, setting the stage for a palate that exudes density and intrigue. Revealing captivating depth, the wine unveils violets, cloves, and peppercorns. Savory Campari notes are beautifully integrated with the ripe, elegant tannins and Justice Pinot noir has a gratifyingly lengthy finish one expects from 20+-year-old vines.