Our Fall 2022 wine release introduces two brand new Pinot noir wines from UV Silver Eagle and Nightwing Vineyards, both from the exceptional 2021 vintage. It also features our most exclusive small-lot bottlings of 2020 Pinot noir and Chardonnay, including the 96 point rated Riddle Vineyard Pinot Noir. Allocations of our 97 point rated 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville Ranch Vineyard is also available in this release.
Silver Eagle is a world-class vineyard developed in 2006 by the late Ulises Valdez. It is an extraordinary site near Occidental in the West Sonoma Coast. Calera clone of Pinot noir forms the foundation of this wine, blended with Pommard and a suit-case Vosne-Romanée clone.
Nightwing Vineyard is located at 1,200 feet elevation on a windy mountainside at the eastern edge of the Petaluma Gap within the cool Sonoma Coast appellation. The vineyard gets its name primarily from the variety of winged creatures that come alive as the sun sets.
Ridgetop Vineyard lies atop the mountains along the northwest Sonoma Coast near the town of Annapolis. Buffeted by Pacific Ocean breezes, vines here undergo a beneficial struggle, producing only miniscule yields with concentrated flavors, provocative aromatics and silky, supple texture. This Sojourn fan favorite, produced since 2009, sells out quickly each year.
Riddle Vineyard sits on a coastal ridge in Green Valley near the town of Occidental, a rugged section of the West Sonoma Coast that overlooks the iconic Pinot noir sites of the region. Clone 115 and a small lot of Pommard Clone were blended in to balance the 2020 vintage wine.
This wine is a balanced blend from five vineyard sites, including Wohler, Riddle, and Reuling Vineyards. It offers a beautiful expression of the cool climate and loamy soils that Pinot noir loves. The wine’s vivid, complex fruit character is accented with earthy notes, balanced by bright acidity, and supported by silky tannins.
2020 marks our fourth vintage of producing Chardonnay from the famed Reuling Vineyard. This wine really excites us as winemakers. A unique and distinctive “suitcase” Montrachet clone of Chardonnay takes center stage here. Our 2020 Chardonnay is distinctive, with wonderful savory notes overlaying a rich fruit core and silky body.
We sourced grapes from two outstanding vineyard blocks within Durell Vineyard, one of the most sought after sites for premium Chardonnay wines. Both blocks of 100% Old Wente clone were harvested at night, pressed to extract the highest quality juice, and fermented in French oak barrels to enhance the exceptional character of the vintage.
Oakville Ranch Vineyard sits at 1,400 feet in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains at the eastern edge of the renowned Oakville District, under the care of esteemed organic viticulturist Phil Coturri. Cool Pacific breezes, warm air from the valley, and soils of rock, clay, loam, and basalt all combine to produce wines of great structure, power, and depth. The vineyard excelled in 2019, and the resulting wine is a collector’s treat, offering tremendous depth and aromatic intensity.
Our generous and supple 2019 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is dominated by Oakville Ranch Vineyard. Located in the hills among famous neighbors Dalla Valle, Pedregal and Backus vineyards, Oakville Ranch produces powerful, rich, structured wines. Cabernet Sauvignon from two other vineyards along Skellenger Lane was blended in to add expressive fruit character and lush tannins.
This Brut (dry) wine was produced via Méthode Champenoise, the traditional method by which Champagne is made, in which the wine is fermented a second time in bottle. This secondary fermentation creates the delightful effervescence we so closely associate with celebration.
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