Capturing the cool-climate essence of California’s famed Sonoma Coast this wine offers lovely tension and texture, with layers of rich, dark berry fruit. On the palate, generous flavors of blackberry and cassis mingle with hints of forest floor, cedar and spice that glide to a silky finish with just a hint of savoriness.
On the Sonoma Coast, 2018 was a stellar vintage that started with a cool winter, followed by a relatively temperate summer that allowed for lovely hangtime and a longer growing season. The length of the season ensured that the grapes developed ideal tannins and flavors. While much-needed winter rains helped to spur a generous crop, our rigorous thinning practices resulted in excellent vine balance and wonderful concentration in the grapes. As a result, both our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays offer compelling weight and texture, with pure flavors and lovely poise and energy.