A collection of Pinot Noir spanning the West Coast of Oregon & California
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is ideal for cool climate grapes thanks to the Cascade Mountains on the east, the Coast Range on the west, and a series of lower hill chains on the extreme north. The resulting Pinot Noirs are some of our most graceful, with red fruits, a warm clay character and crisp acidity.
Vineyards — Hawks View, Abre Verte, Muirfield
The Sonoma County appellation is comprised of 15 sub appellations spanning from the Alexander Valley down to the Sonoma Valley. These diverse microclimates, influenced by maritime variations, result in very different expressions of the Pinot Noir grape; pinots from the Russian River Valley typically showcase black-cherry and dark fruit flavors, while pinots from Los Carneros tend to be less dense and a little spicier on the palate.
The Russian River Valley, practically synonymous with Pinot Noir, produces wine that’s generous, rich and round. We sources grapes from much of this diverse area—as far west as Sebastopol and as far northeast as Windsor. The fruit can be red, but often darker as well, with nutmeg and Christmas spices.
Vineyards — Bucher, Camp Castro, Elsbree, Ewald, Keefer Ranch, Lingenfelder, Parsons
Possibly the most diverse of our appellations, the Sonoma Coast spans from Fort Ross-Seaview in the north to Occidental in the south, and then inland towards Cotati and Sebastopol. Fruit from this area gives our wines aromas of pine and earth, plus generous red fruit flavors, yet backbone and restraint akin to their Oregon cousins.
Vineyards — Hirsch, Pratt Vineyard- Sexton Road, Sonatera
Located in the hills on the west side of Monterey’s Salinas Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands benefit from cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. Our fruit comes from both the southern and the slightly warmer north end of the appellation. Pinot Noirs made here tend to be fruit-forward and rich, but with remarkable natural acidity.
Vineyards — Garys, Pisoni, Rosella’s, Sierra Mar, Soberanes
The only truly east-west valley on the West Coast, the Santa Rita Hills sit between Lompoc and Buellton in Santa Barbara County. Wind funneling into the area makes for smaller clusters, smaller berries and a higher skin-to-juice ratio. Which makes Pinot Noir that’s darker, heavier and richer in fruit, with a touch of minerality and nicely balancing acidity.
Vineyards — Cargasacchi, Clos Pepe, John Sebastiano Vineyard