Sonoma Coast AVA
Encompassing about 2,000 vineyard acres, the rugged Sonoma Coast AVA stretches from the northern coastline of Sonoma County to the west, slightly overlapping the coolest sections of the Russian River Valley and Los Carneros. The appellation is defined by direct daily influence from the Pacific, the vineyards of the northern reach planted on high ridgelines just a few miles from the ocean. Our Chardonnay grapes benefit from cooling coastal fog that enhances acidity while warmer parcels planted above the fog line contribute ripe tropical fruit notes.
Two friends who each pursued their true calling in life, Jim Nantz and Peter Deutsch, have created a wine in the spirit of their shared passion for exceptional wine and their regard for craftsmanship. Each vintage we carefully select the best single-vineyard wine from across all our vineyards, and that bottling becomes our finest expression of Pinot Noir. It is quite literally The Patriarch of our family of Pinot Noirs as well as an homage to our own patriarchs who taught us to pursue our Calling.
This very special library vertical includes one bottle of The Patriarch each from three exceptional recent vintages: 2014, 2015, and 2016. Each scoring over 90 points, we invite you to enjoy a trip backwards through time in Sonoma County, where we hone our winemaking craft in tribute to those who came before.
A complex wine with red berries, black plum and flower petals supported by darker notes of dried herbs, cedar, clove, allspice, dried citrus peel and forest floor. Full-bodied with stony minerality and grippy tannins.
The aromas are rich and concentrated with dark blue fruit and plum layered over dark chocolate and peppery oak. The palate is powerful and intense with layers of blackberry, roasted coffee and hints of bacon.
This is a full-bodied Pinot with an elegant array of rich, bold aromatics and flavors: cloves, white pepper, red fruits and forest floor. This wine can hold up to richer dishes thanks to the excellence of the vintage.
A special curated selection for Chardonnay enthusiasts! This exclusive 6-pack includes one bottle each of some of our favorite Chardonnays from both the Gold and Platinum collections. Explore exceptional wines from throughout Sonoma County, from the windblown and rugged Sonoma Coast to the lush, sun-drenched hills of the Russian River Valley. We invite you to join us on our journey through Sonoma as we follow our calling to make the best Chardonnay the region has to offer.
Included in this collection or one bottle each of the following:
2015 Searby Vineyard Chardonnay (Platinum)
2016 Searby Vineyard Chardonnay (Platinum)
2016 Sullivan Vineyard Chardonnay (Platinum)
2017 Dutton Ranch Vineyards Chardonnay (Gold)
2018 Dutton Ranch Vineyards Chardonnay (Gold)
2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (Gold)
Pale straw, aromas of lemon curd, key lime and pineapple rind. Key lime and lemon meringue flavors mingle with white peach and a pleasing salinity reminiscent of sea spray and oyster shell.
Enjoy an introductory tour through our Chardonnay selections. Comprised of our 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2018 Dutton Ranch Vineyards Chardonnay, and the Platinum 2016 Searby Vineyard Chardonnay, this 3-pack serves as a beautiful representation of our approach to winemaking, vineyard sourcing, and dedication to producing exceptional, age-worthy Chardonnays from Sonoma County.