Our Wines

Estate Grown Pinot Noir

Appellation: Sonoma County – Russian River Valley

 

Tasting Notes

Heavenly aromas of dark cherry fruit greet the nose. Integrated flavors of ripe berries and warm spice tones fill the mouth and lead to a smooth full bodied finish. This elegant wine with concentrated fruit will continue to mature and become more complex. Delicious paired with salmon, pork, and chicken.

Vineyard Character

This two acre O’Connell Vineyard™ parcel is 100% Pommard clone on 104-14 rootstock. The gravelly Gold Ridge loam is the distinguishing characteristic of the Vine Hill region that produces the most outstanding Pinot Noir in the world. The vines are trained to double cordons with 15 to 17 clusters per cordon yielding 3.00 to 3.25 tons per acre. The cool growing conditions with foggy mornings and ample warm sunshine contribute to the complexity of the fruit and the incomparable finish.

Winemaking

100% Pinot Noir grapes carefully hand picked in the cool, crisp mornings of late September to early October; the grapes are hand-sorted and de-stemmed, then cold soaked prior to pressing and fermentation; Sur lie aged with weekly stirrings; barrel-aged ten months in French oak. Our Pinot Noir is crafted entirely from the Pommard clone. Harvest Date: September 3, 2016

Our 2014 vintage was the winner of the 2016 Pinot Cup at Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot!

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Appellation: Sonoma County – Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes

Our 2015 Russian River Valley Chardonnay tastes of citrus and apricot along with a subtle oak influence. Well structured, the mouth feel is rich and the finish is crisp, yet long and fresh. This wine is both bright and full of depth.

Vineyard Character

The Pratt Vineyard is a Chardonnay Clone blend (Clone 02 – 36.6%; Clone 95 – 32.2%; Clone 77 – 17.8% (musc); Clone 277 – 14.4%)

Winemaking

100% Chardonnay grapes were handpicked on September 8, 2015. The grapes were then hand-sorted, gently pressed on the skins, barrel fermented, and aged sur lie for 11 months in French oak barrels (30% new). Harvest Date: September 8, 2015