The Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay is a rich, layered wine. On the nose, the wine displays aromas of wet granite, brioche, orange blossom, lemon oil, grilled pineapple, and baking spices. On the palate, the wine is silky and rich, with notes of pear nectar, lemon butter, mango, and panna cotta. The wine has an intensity that builds on the palate for several seconds, peaking with a stony mineral note. This Chardonnay has incredible density and length, with layers of flavors unfolding on the palate for a full minute.
The Chardonnay blocks in Banfield Vineyard are some of the coolest sites we work with. The vineyard sits in a protected pocket of the Russian River Valley that collects cool air in the mornings, and warms up slowly only when the morning sun peeks over the surrounding hills. Aromas of lime zest, orange blossom, wet granite, and baking spices emanate from the 2014 Banfield Vineyard Chardonnay. The wine is silky with great density and minerality on the mid-palate. Notes of pear skin, lime curd, and lemon butter unfold through the long finish.
Our Toboni Vineyard Pinot Noir showcases a captivating mix of richness, earthiness, and purity of fruit. Notes of pine needle, sandalwood, dried flowers, and raspberry liqueur greet the nose. On the palate, a savory mineral quality pairs nicely with notes of raspberry preserves, white pepper, and huckleberry. With time in the glass, the wine reveals layers of complex flavors and aromas including espresso bean, kirsch, cinnamon, charred rib-eye, and fresh pastry.
Our Mononi Vineyard Pinot Noir is a wine with layers of gorgeous aromatics. The nose boasts a bouquet of fresh roses, forest floor, ripe wild cherries, and pencil shavings. On the palate, the wine leads with bright red cherry, which builds in intensity, and mellows into a broad smoke-tinged mid-palate. The wine unfolds dramatically in the glass, revealing layers of cola, roasted chestnuts, and black truffle bolstered by polished tannins.
The UV Lucky Well Vineyard Pinot Noir is a vibrant expression of Pinot Noir from the ridge that separates the Sonoma Coast from the Russian River Valley. The wines from this ridge tend to have qualities of both regions: intense, bright, wild berry notes brought about by the cooling influence of the Pacific, and a broad, rich silkiness and complexity characteristic of the interior valley. This wine is no exception. Explosive wild berry, grilled meat, ripe strawberry, pine needle, raspberry liqueur, and black cherry notes adorn the nose of this tightly knit wine. The palate is intense, rich, and dense, and is balanced by tangy acidity and firm tannins. Flavors of fresh wild blackberries, cola, and spiced cherries mingle with a note of earth and crushed granite for a full minute on the finish.
The Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir boasts an exotic nose of burnt sugar, forrest floor, cassis, black plum, pine needle, and wild berry reduction. Savory, mouth-filling tannins and tangy acidity typical of this remote site on the Mendocino coast provide ample structure for flavors of black currant, graphite, tangy cherry, blue and black fruits, and asian spice. There is a coppery acidity and mineral-driven intensity on the palate which carries the minute-long finish.
Our Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir is a dark and intense wine from one of the most historic vineyards in the famously cool Anderson Valley. On the nose, the wine shows great complexity with notes of brambly wild berry, forest floor, cola, pencil shavings, and blackberry preserves, backed up with classic secondary aromas of ground cinnamon, cedar, and griotte cherry. The mid-palate is silky and rich, leading into a long, layered finish.
These beautiful 140-year-old Zinfandel vines in the Banfield Vineyard produce an incredibly complex and effortlessly well-balanced wine. Immediately, notes of blackberry preserves, cinnamon, gingerbread, and black cherry reduction leap from the glass. With air, these notes are joined by a progression of fleeting fragrances including lemon verbena, nutmeg, and caramel. On the palate, the wine is vibrant with tangy wild berry, black plum, cacao nibs, espresso bean, black currant, and tart cherry. The impressive concentration of this wine is carried by a stout acid backbone for a minute-long finish.