Sonoma Coast

Vintage Notes

The 2021 vintage showcased the advantages of growing grapes on the coast in a drought year. Where some parts of the state were abnormally warm, the coast remained moderate and stable, allowing for winemaking-through-farming. We were able to carefully manage tonnage and let the fruit hang precisely as long as we wished, developing full phenolic ripeness while still preserving the acidic quality that is so characteristic of the coast. Of course, drought means less water, but the lack of severe heat days on the coast meant the vines, though water-stressed, were not overly so. Overall, look forward to a banner year for Pinot and Chardonnay, with wines that will be bright, concentrated, and age-worthy.

Winemaker Notes

“Looking at their appellation blend, the 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is a beautiful wine that certainly gives some insight into the quality coming from this estate today. Offering a medium ruby/plum color as well as rocking notes of black raspberries, darker cherries, scorched earth, graphite, and roasted herbs, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful tannins, no hard edges, and outstanding length. Readers looking for a classic, high-quality, impeccably made Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir cannot go wrong here. It will have 7-8 years of prime drinking.”

– 94pts, Jeb Dunnuck