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It is often said that wine is made in the vineyard. To make great wine, the grower and winemaker have to work in harmony, or be one in the same. This is why we only make wine from grapes we grow ourselves, from a vineyard that we planted specifically to produce great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The results are wines both graceful and powerful in aromatics, fruit flavors, acidity and texture.

2009 Pinot Noir

The biggest red wine we have made from our vineyard, it is a deep, reddish purple, with a nose of red and black fruit, anise and cassis. In the mouth it is rich and balanced with notes of tobacco and leather. It has a tight structure with ample tannins and acidity to allow bottle aging for five to ten years.



2009 Chardonnay

Tropical fruit with elements of Meyer lemon, white peaches, and pineapple come forth in the nose of this very elegant 2009 Chardonnay. In the mouth these flavors are evident, along with a bright acidity and the unctuous texture that is present in all of our Chardonnays. The acidity should enable this wine to age well for 10 or more years, rounding out the complex fruitiness to a elegant finish.



2009 Unwooded Chardonnay

A wine that is just the essence of the grape itself, our Unwooded Chardonnay has elements of pear and citrus on the nose, and follows on the palate with Meyer lemon, cherimoya, white pepper, and steel. This wine would benefit from at least five years of bottle aging.



2008 Pinot Noir

This vintage is a "field blend" of clones 115 and 777. More "fruit forward" than the previous two vintages, it benefits from the complexity added by a second clone. Aromas of black cherry, plum and anise come through a more restrained nose. Ample red fruit flavors allow this wine to benefit from several years of bottle aging.

Gold medal winner 2011 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition



2008 Chardonnay

Completely barrel fermented with a full malolactic fermentation, this wine is the fullest expression of tropical fruit and minerality that characterizes our little part of Sta. Rita Hills



2007 Pinot Noir

More delicate on the nose than the 2006, with dried cherries and rose petals, this wine fills the mouth with flavors of pepper and currant, and acidity to allow full development in the bottle over many years. Earthy and complex, this is our second year of a single Clone 777 Pinot Noir.

This wine received a Gold Medal from the Long Beach Grand Cru Competition in 2010.



2006 Chardonnay

Rich and aromatic like honeysuckle and ginger snaps, with flavors of dried apricot, tropical fruit and vanilla, this wine is powerful yet very graceful. The elegant finish lingers with a rich texture. Ample acidity will allow this wine to improve over the next decade.

This wine received a Gold Medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Competition in 2010.