James MacPhail's Notes
The Patriarch is our flagship Pinot Noir and truly the patriarch of our portfolio: complex, balanced, and full-bodied. Putnam Vineyard is a stunning place to grow Pinot Noir - coastal influence, mineral-rich Goldridge soil, towering redwoods, and the wonderful Putnam Family, who have been stewards of their remote and idyllic parcel of land since 1977.
- 16 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
- Sonoma Coast
Putnam Vineyard is situated on the extreme Sonoma Coast, just six miles from the Pacific Ocean. 400-year-old redwood trees surround the vineyard on all sides and are scattered throughout the rows of vines. The coastal climate and Goldridge sandy loam soils result in wines with plenty of richness along with high-toned finesse.Explore Vineyard