Our 2024 Spring Release introduces our fresh new look and features our most coveted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from the 2022 vintage, headlined by the 96 point rated Gap’s Crown, Sangiacomo and Walala Vineyard Pinot Noir wines. Also in this release are two of our most popular 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon wines, including our 96 point rated Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III from Rutherford.
Gap’s Crown has matured into one of the finest Pinot Noir vineyards in the Sonoma Coast. Our wines from Gap’s Crown have consistently offered exceptional depth and intensity, attributed to vine stress caused by the site’s steep slopes and rocky soils. This 2022 Pinot Noir is one of the best we have produced from this vineyard. It showcases exceptional balance with robust blue fruit flavors, hints of baking spice, and layers of texture.
Walala Vineyard resides at 1,200-feet elevation just miles from the ocean in the northern Sonoma Coast. Cool coastal breezes and thick fog helped the grapes mature evenly through the September heat wave. 2022 was a drought vintage that offered only miniscule yields, with small clusters and tiny berries. We were only able to produce a small quantity of this exceptional Pinot Noir. It offers layers of red fruit aromas with tropical notes.
Our Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir is produced from a vineyard on Roberts Road just southwest of Gap’s Crown Vineyard. It sits in an old creek bed with extremely rocky soils that stress the vines, resulting in deep, concentrated wines. This Pinot Noir has been our flagship since 2004. This elegant wine offers intoxicating aromas of dark red fruits and hints of forest floor.
Rodgers Creek Vineyard sits on a ridge in the teeth of the windy Petaluma Gap. Its cool climate and steep slopes are well suited for growing exceptional Pinot Noir. The 2022 vintage provided small clusters and tiny berries, resulting in a deep, concentrated wine. However, we produced only a small quantity due to low vineyard yields. This Pinot Noir offers layers of red fruit flavors with notes of earth and mushrooms.
The Petaluma Gap is a highly regarded wine appellation defined by sustained winds and cool, foggy weather patterns that create an ideal environment for growing world-class Pinot Noir. We have made wine from this region since 2004 and three years ago began producing a special blend to showcase the exceptional character of its Pinot Noir. The resulting blend offers a wonderful mix of red and blue fruit aromas, deep flavors, and a silky texture.
Sonoma Coast vineyards produced small clusters with tiny berries in 2022, resulting in intense Pinot Noir wines. Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of eight vineyards spread across the AVA from Annapolis in the north, to Occidental in the west, and down to the southern tip of the Petaluma Gap. This 2022 blend offers intense aromas of red fruits and earthy notes, leading to layers of texture and refreshing acidity.
This 2022 vintage Chardonnay is a blend of Sangiacomo’s Roberts Road and Green Acres vineyard blocks, combining the depth and concentration of Old Wente clone with the fresh fruit and acidity of clone 95. We fermented each block separately and also co-fermented a portion from each block to create layers of complexity in this final vineyard-designate Chardonnay. This wine offers a compelling mix of citrus and stone fruit aromas with focused acidity and smooth texture.
The small clusters of the 2022 vintage allowed us to make Chardonnays with appealing intensity, balance, and nuance. Our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay showcases three of the top vineyards in the region – Sangiacomo, Durell, and Gap’s Crown – with the goal of creating a cuvée that illustrates the varietal’s exceptional character across the region. The resulting blend offers compelling new world aromas with fresh acidity and focus, reminiscent of the old world.
2021 was an exceptional vintage in Napa Valley with ideal weather conditions leading to optimal ripening for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III performed very well in 2021 due to favorable weather conditions and meticulous farming. This is an intense Cabernet Sauvignon with depth and concentration, offering explosive dark fruit aromas. It is a collector’s vintage that will stand out in any cellar.
This wine is a blend of three Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, with our Home Ranch Vineyard forming the foundation of rich blue fruit flavors and silky tannins. Each component was fermented separately and aged for 20 months in French oak barrels before blending. The resulting wine is a crowd pleaser, with intense fruit character and smooth tannins.
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