James MacPhail's Notes
Much of the Sonoma Coast AVA sees strong maritime influence, and our Chardonnay benefits from cooling coastal fog that enhances acidity. We also work with growers farther inland who contribute grapes from warmer parts of the AVA, which bring some fun, ripe, tropical fruit notes to this crisp and refreshing wine.
- 8 months in 100% French oak (15% new)
- Sonoma Coast
Stretching from the rugged coastline in the north to former dairy land in the south, the Sonoma Coast AVA spans the length of Sonoma County. Wind, fog, and a salty Pacific Ocean fog create a rugged, cool-climate home for some of Sonoma’s most celebrated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, heralded for their concentrated fruit flavors, notable balance, and complexity.Explore Vineyard