Cameron and Bridgit Thieriot, Max’s parents, purchased the property in 1988. In 1989 the first part of the vineyard was planted by the late Warren Dutton of Dutton Ranch. Grapes from these blocks have been sold to Landmark, Williams Selyem, Neyers, Littorai and Rivers-Marie. Year after year this vineyard consistently produces high scoring single vineyard wines and is known to be one of the premiere vineyards in the Sonoma Coast.
“The 2020 B.A. Thieriot Vineyard Chardonnay soars out of the glass with energetic notes of kumquat, pineapple paste, and guava with hints of chalk dust, wet pebbles, brioche, and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, lively, and with a satiny texture, the palate has electric intensity, finishing long and steely. B.A. Thieriot Vineyard is owned by the parents of Max Thieriot, one of the three Senses owners. Cameron and Bridgit Thieriot purchased the property in 1988. The original two acres of Chardonnay plantings are Robert Young clone, planted in 1989. In 1996, a further three acres of Wente clone Chardonnay were planted. The “B.A.” stands for Bridget Ann, Max’s mother.” – 96pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown