La Bienvenue, meaning "welcome" is from the parcel located at the front of our estate vines. It is composed of grapes from 828 and La Tache clones, which offer vibrant acidity and concentrated, but quintessential Russian River Valley red fruit.
The Durell Vineyard is located where Carneros, Sonoma Coast, and Sonoma Valley meet, with much warmer weather to the north and cooler weather to the south. The convergence and diversity of these locations provide the foundation for a world-class terroir for Pinot Noir. The site is fairly windy which keeps mildew and rot to a minimum but poses a challenge to developing a balanced canopy and yield.
Our 2014 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir aromatically opens with ripe red fruits heightened with hints of soft baking spice and candied orange peel. The deep aromas lead to enticing flavors of cherry cola balanced with the earthiness of Shiitake mushroom. Its full body, and round, rich velvety feel lead to a long, satisfying finish.
A striking ruby color in the glass, this Vineyard Designate Pinot Noir opens with inviting aromas of sandalwood and lavender accented with a touch of strawberry. Fine-grained tannins and great structure are heightened by ripe red fruit flavors and a hint of shiitake on the back palate.
Les Parcelles Cachées, meaning "the hidden parcel" is located at the back of the estate and comes from Mt Eden and Swan clonal selections blended together, creating a wine with perfumed lilac aromas and generous mixed dark blue and red fruit characteristics.
Our 2014 Swicegood Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with enticing aromas of ripe berries and sassafras with a hint of white pepper. Flavors of red cherry and ripe raspberry spread across the palate with bright acidity and notes of tobacco leaf and hazelnut. The silky mouthfeel and long, satisfying finish make this a perfect pairing with grilled salmon or seared duck breast.
Opening with a fragrant nose of rose water, pine duff, star anise and orange peel, this wine opens to entice the palate. A perfect balance of fruit flavors and savory notes, this Pinot Noir spreads across the palate with flavors of ripe cherry, plumb and cocoa. It has medium plus body and high tannins with a long, spreading finish not to be missed.
Our 2013 vintage of the Green Valley Pinot Noir opens with alluring aromas of cola, currant and baking spice. Richly complex flavors of cherry, ripe raspberry, licorice and tobacco coat the palate of this full bodied, well-structured wine that culminates in a long, satisfying finish. Our chef suggests pairing it alongside a spiced seared duck breast.
Bringing together the best fruit from our Marin County growing partners, this captivating Pinot Noir offers aromas of dark plum, black cherry and soft baking spices. Flavors of fresh wild strawberries, rose petal, black cardamom and a touch of caramel spread across the palate with a velvety mouthfeel and well-balanced acidity.
Ruby colored in the glass, our 2013 OFS Pinot Noir opens with aromas of red fruit and star anise. Upon the palate, flavors of dark cherry, orange peel, raspberry and a touch of clove bring together this medium bodied wine. Nice acidity and medium plus length ensure that this is an immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir.
Our 2013 Pennacchio Vineyard Pinot Noir offers concentrated, dark fruit aromas and rich flavors of cranberry, blueberry, plum and a touch of cocoa. With a silky mouthfeel and long finish, this full-bodied Pinot Noir pairs well with wild game or glazed duck.
A beautiful dark blush color in the glass, our 2016 Estate Vineyard Rosé offers enticing aromatics of ripe raspberry and rose water with hints of orange blossom. Flavors of wild strawberry and cranberry are accented with bright citrus notes that lead to a crisp, balanced acidity. A delightful aperitif, it also pairs well with a roasted shrimp salad or semi-soft cheeses like Gruyère or Havarti.
A dark ruby red in the glass, the 2013 vintage of Stubbs Vineyard Pinot Noir entices the sense from the first sip. It opens with an earthy nose of shitake mushrooms and notes of dark, ripe fruit. It presents a tight core of fruit with hints of green cardamom and blueberries on the palate. This medium bodied wine is an elegant expression of the unique terroir of Marin County.