James MacPhail's Notes
We first partnered with the Karren family in 2018 and are thrilled to be able to make this wine with fruit from their iconic vineyard, which benefits from meticulous care and a steadfast commitement to quality. Cool winds blowing through the Petaluma Gap cause the grapes to grow with small berries and thick skins, and the resulting wine is very special and unique. We acquire only a small amount of their fruit, so this is absolutely one to seek out and hold onto.
- 16 months in 100% French Oak (35% new)
- Russian River Valley
Terra de Promissio Vineyard
Since its very first vintage in the early 2000s, Terra de Promissio has gained widespread acclaim for cultivating some of the most coveted Pinot Noir in all of California. Planted, farmed, and managed by the Karren family, Terra de Promissio is a meticulously maintained 50-acre vineyard situated on former dairy land in the Petaluma Gap.Explore Vineyard