One of the "20 Best Sonoma Rosés to Drink This Summer" - Sonoma Magazine.
Our famous and award-winning Vin Gris of Pinot Noir is now available.
This wine is made using the traditional saignée method, exclusively utilizing grapes from our Sonoma Coast vineyards. Once fermented, the wine is then aged in neutral French oak for 6 months which helps give it that unique texture and mouth-feel that has made this wine so sought after.
Bright green-yellow in color. Aromas of green melon, honeysuckle and lychee circulate with a flinty, woodsy charm. Flavors of wild flower honey, passion fruit, sweet limes and crushed stone are brought together with a satiny texture and a persistent finish. Designed to be enjoyed now and certain to age with grace, drink now or over the next 2 – 4 years. Served slightly chilled.
"This light-bodied wine has a steely crisp-green-apple quality and an array of flavors that are more savory than fruity. Hints of vanilla and wet stone in the aroma are followed by a tangy, rather lean palate impression. It should be brilliant for food pairing." - Wine Enthusiast
A hazy, golden-green color introduced this very special California Chardonnay. Hand-crafted using old-world techniques and style it is barrel-fermented in 100% French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, this wine exudes impeccable balance. Aromas of lemon curd and orange blossoms intermingled with croissants and wet stones. Flavors of Mirabelle plums, blood-orange zest and Gravenstein apple are heightened by a hint of anise and salty minerality. The crisp, persistent finish carries through to the next sip. Drink now or over the next 5-8 years.
94 Points - Prince of Pinot
Only 225 cases
Hazy golden-yellow in color, aromas of tangerine oil, Meyer lemon blossom, green apple skin, and yeasted dough that are highlighted by an underlying flinty, smoky component. Rich flavors of ripe Gravenstein apples, lemon curd tartlet, and roasted hazel nuts coalesce on a lingering, minerality marked finish. Drinking well now, but expect this wine to drastically improve with another 6 to 12 months of cellaring. This wine should provide 5-8 years of extraordinary drinking experiences.
Only 2 barrels bottled.
A chartreuse-tinged yellow color introduces yeasty, creamy aromas that mingle with orange blossom, nectarines and apricots. Flavors of dried apricot, baked pear, and Meyer lemon curd mingle with roasted nuts and coalesce with a persistent, mineral streaked finish. So fun to drink now, but expect this wine to drastically improve with another 6 to 12 months of cellaring. This wine should provide 5-8 years of extraordinary drinking experiences.
Only 2 barrels bottled.
Our house theme of producing Pinot Noir that is not typically "California" in style, has prevailed once again and is on full display with this bottling. Aromas of petrol, tar, tobacco, dried rose petals, red fruits, star anise and ginger rise from the glass. Fresh, bright flavors of wild strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate and blood orange are interlaced with juniper berry, black tea, smoked meats and soft chewy tannins. Although this complex wine is approachable now, it will only improve over the next 10-15 years. Decanting is highly recommended.
Only 385 cases produced.
The second vintage for us from the English Hill vineyard and it is becoming a winery favorite. The vineyard exudes a true expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot with aromas of bright and lively red fruits highlighted by a smoked citrus component that mingle with juniper, sumac, tobacco and cedar. Slightly more stout in structure than its Russian River Valley brother; its cools site origins are apparent with the cranberry and pomegranate flavors wrapped up in lingering finish of citrus pith. Drink now or over the next 10 years. This wine will reward those with some patience.
Our second vintage produced from this small, family operated, 1.25 acre site is an exciting follow-up to the 2013 vintage. Aromas of ripe blackberry and wild strawberries mingle with notes of lavender, reductive tar and cardamom. Ripe fruit flavors and silky soft tannins are brought together with captivating acidity on the persistent finish. Decanting is recommended for drinking now, but this wine should be enjoyable over the next 10 years or more.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
A medium ruby color introduces a complex bouquet dominated by aromas of ripe raspberries, white flowers, blood orange, and smoked meats. Similar flavors decorated with a tar or resin characteristic sweep across the palate. Chewy tannins and a mineral-laced finish hint at its mountain side origins. Designed to age, this wine should provide exceptional drinking experiences for the next 8 years or more.
Only 98 cases made.
The brother to our van der Kamp Vineyard bottling represents the confluence
of our experimental nature and passion for tradition. The wine in these two bottles comes
from the same source, but each has taken a different path and not surprising, each has
developed its own individual character.
93 Points - Prince of Pinot
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast