2019 "The Nines" Chardonnay
Sourced from a one-acre block of small-berried Wente clone Chardonnay on the western-facing side of Sonoma Mountain, this is a crisp and delicious example of the noble grape.
The fruit was whole-bunch pressed and slowly fermented in oak barrels, followed by native malolactic and six months on the lees. Nine barrels were produced, of which one was new.
2019 "Las Brisas" Carneros Albariño
We are very excited about our second Albariño release. Sourced from the "Las Brisas" vineyard on the San Pablo Bay, this marine influenced sandy site is the perfect place for this variety. The juice was delicious and came in with a ph of 3.0. Short period of skin contact Neutral barrel native ferment. Finished ph of 3.23. 13.5% alc.
Only 55 cases made.
2019 "Monte Rosso" Moon Mountain Semillon
Sourced from the famed Monte Rosso vineyard from 135 year old vines, this is a truly special bottling. Native ferment in neutral French oak. Full of pomaceous fruit, melon, and tropical hints with a honeyed and waxy texture. This should age for many years. 150 cases produced - 13.5% alcohol
2015 Russian River Pinot Noir
Released after one year in barrel and three years in bottle, 2015 is our sixth vintage from the Bartolomei Vineyard in the Green Valley section of the Russian River Valley.
The amphitheater-shaped vineyard is planted to three clones, each vinified separately. The top section—"the hill"—is planted to Clone 113 and fermented whole cluster. Clone 777 and heritage Jackson Clone 16 comprise the majority of the vineyard and are de-stemmed.
Fermentation and malolactic were spontaneous. The wine was aged in two- to five-year-old French oak and not racked until bottling. After ten months, the three lots were combined for final bottling, then left to rest for three years.
2019 "Van der Kamp" Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir
Our third release from this famed vineyard on the western side of Sonoma Mountain, produced from the old vine block, 828, 777 and La Tâche clones, this is a stunning example of age-worthy yet elegant California Pinot.
240 cases produced - 14.0% alcohol
The Carignan brings red fruit and bright acidity while the Mourvèdre adds blue fruit and texture. Cinsault provides added spice and elegance. The combination leads to a medium-full bodied wine that is delicious and easy to drink with a wide range of foods.
2017 "The Nines" Syrah
Sourced from a one-acre block of Alban clone Syrah from the "The Nines" vineyard, this is spicy-enticing-textbook Syrah.
100% whole-cluster bunches were foot-tread, fermented in open-top bins, and aged in neutral barrique.
For lovers of pepper-driven medium-bodied Syrah from the Northern Rhône, this California rendition delivers the goods.
2019 "Massa Vineyard" Merlot
A serious merlot for enjoying now or a few years in the cellar. Organically farmed from a stellar single vineyard site. Less than 100 cases produced.