2010 Pinot Noir
This vineyard is located at an elevation of some 1600 feet in the Gabilan (AKA
Gavilan) Mountain Range and produces tremendous Chardonnay and Pinot
Noir. Located next door to the vineyard planting that helped make California
famous in the 1976 Paris tasting, Chalone features limestone soils which
results in stressed vines that produce concentrated, long-lived wines. We
sourced clone 115 from this steep hillside property.
Split Rock Vineyard
Split Rock is located in the Sonoma Coast growing region on the west side of
Sonoma Mountain. Its rocky soils combine with winds from the Petaluma Gap
to create a challenging growing environment, but one that consistently
produces great fruit. Most of the vineyard has optimal southwest exposure
and is a very high density planting with over 2000 vines per acre. Chardonnay
clones 95 and 76 from this cool climate vineyard blend to create a complex,
complete wine with concentrated fruit and excellent natural acidity.
Two Pisces Vineyard
In a warm section of the Petaluma Gap, Two Pisces Pinot Noir offers up big fruit flavors. Dry conditions produce fruit that is very concentrated, and packs a bold ripe cherry profile with mineral and spice to balance it all out. There are five different clones planted in rolling benchland blocks that range up to 800 ft.
Dry Creek Valley
Grist Vineyard and Teldeschi Vineyard
Located 1000 feet above the Dry Creek valley floor, these vineyards add a bit of mountain structure and spice to the traditional brambly red fruits of blackberry and boysenberry and cherry. The vines, some up to 115 years old, are head pruned and sit in iron-rich volcanic soils that produces low yields and concentrated wines.
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, Rutherford
Trailside® Vineyard picks up the revered "dust" alongside Silverado Trail in Rutherford. The esteemed property stretches over 100 acres and we are able to source fruit from special block planted primarily to the 6, 7, "See" and 337 clones. The 17 year-old cane pruned vines rest in gravelly volcanic and sandy loams known to provide excellent drainage. Situated at the base of the Vaca Range, warm summer days give way to cool evenings.
Alder Springs Vineyard
Located north of San Francisco and not far from the Pacific Ocean, Alder Springs relies on elevations as high as 2700 feet for a cooling effect. The vines are planted on steep hillsides of decomposing sandstone with a combination of Scott Henry and Smart Dyson trellising systems with vine density as much as 3300 vines per acre. Alder Springs is planted primarily to Dijon clones 76, 96 and 95.
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, Coombsville
Coombsville is an area that has developed a well-deserved reputation for growing cooler climate Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. The moderate temperatures lengthen the growing season to produce wines with evolved tannins and the well-integrated classic herbaciousness notes associated with Cabernet. The 18-acre site is primarily planted to clone 337 and features well-drained volcanic soils.
Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder
At an elevation of some 1500 feet, near the top of Mount Veeder, sits Godspeed Vineyard. This 22-acre vineyard has steep slopes, weak soils and excellent sun exposure to create small, intense berries with lots of mountain tannins. The vines are mostly clone 8 (with some 338), planted on 110R and healthy AXR-1 rootstock.
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
To Kalon Vineyard
Napa Valley, Oakville
To Kalon is the site that started the California cult cab mania. It has produced many legendary wines, including 100 point scores from the well respected Robert Parker. This vineyard is featured in the recent best selling book, House of Mondavi. The fruit is sourced from several blocks of clones 4, 6 and 337 that were planted in the mid 90's. Consisting mostly of clay loam, it drains well and doesn't retain nutrients. The effect is natural devigoration that results in smaller, more concentrated clusters of fruit. Wines produced from this site have a phenomenal combination of power and silkiness. This is the grand cru vineyard of the new world.