Riddle Vineyard is located on a ridge in Green Valley near the town of Occidental in the West Sonoma Coast. At 750 feet above sea level, its gentle, north facing slopes overlook many of the iconic Pinot noir vineyards of the region. Foggy mornings burn off early, and the vines are drenched in warm sun for most of the day. Planted in 2008 at a high density, the vine roots stretch deep into Goldridge soils, seeking out nutrients and water and developing complex flavors in grapes. Riddle is planted to Pinot noir clones 115, Pommard and the distinctive Mt. Eden clone, taken as original bud wood from a prominent vineyard planted along California’s Central Coast.
At a Glance
Clones: Dijon 115 & 828, Pommard, Mt. Eden
Rootstock: 101-14, SO4
Soil Type: Goldridge fine sandy loam
Wine from this Vineyard
2017 Riddle Vineyard Pinot noir
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.