Anyone who has ever questioned the reason for Pinot Noir’s popularity probably hasn’t tasted the Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir. This limited production Pinot from a perfectly situated ridge in the heart of the Russian River Valley (aptly called the Gold Ridge), is pure charm. The sleek, sophisticated bottle sets the stage for high expectations, but the contents are equally elegant. You might even recognize the name on your personal thank you note when ordering, Founder/Owner Brice Cutrer Jones, is famous for his first wine vision, Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. Emeritus was created as a way to return to small production, high touch Pinot Noir. Super limited availability.