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 2013 vintage across the Russian River Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring lead to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors.
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.
The 2015 vintage in Sonoma County was the earliest harvested vintage to date. A hot and dry summer led to developed fruit and rich, ripe flavors of strawberry, Santa Rosa plum and ripe cherry that are balanced with an earthy note of black tea and a hint of baking spice.
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.
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.
The finest Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, our 2016 O.F.S. Pinot Noir opens with ripe, red fruit aromas with orange zest and a touch of star anise. Striking flavors of raspberry, cherry and red currant are accented by notes of bakers chocolate. Medium bodied with bight acidity, this wine has a long lasting and clean finish.
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 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.
Our 2014 Stubbs Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with earthy aromas of Shiitake mushroom and dark red fruits. Upon the palate, flavors of sweet fruits, violet and white pepper are accented with a touch of minerality. With compact richness and a concentrated core, this wine is an elegant expression of the unique terroir of Marin County.
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.
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.
The Pennacchio Vineyard Pinot Noir is always a big, intense Pinot Noir with concentrated, dark fruit flavors. Black cherries and plums are accented with notes of dried rose petals and wet stone. A full-bodied Pinot Noir, this wine will pair well with wild game or glazed duck.