Like previous vintages, the 2016 vintage of Pont Neuf 'La Fontaine' comes from the renowned Russian River Valley grower vineyard, Silver Eagle. I was first introduced to single-vineyard Silver Eagle Vineyard through Matt Courtney's Ferren Wines and to date, it is still considered one of the best sources for complex, sophisticated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This is the newest vintage for Pont Neuf vintners and winemaker Mary and Doug Danielak and it is a gorgeous offering. "La Fontaine" transitions effortlessly from enticing aromas of cassis and fragrant flowers to savory spices and earth enveloped in black fruits. The seamless texture helps carry the aromas and flavors in a graceful and timeless way. A deep ruby color and tightly wound core of bold fruit suggests this wine will age gracefully for 15 years or more. The Pinot Noir selections in this single vineyard wine originate in Chambolle Musigny and Vosne-Romanee. Those two sub-regions tend to offer some of the most powerful yet elegant Pinot Noirs in the world. 50 cases were produced.