Among our sustainably-farmed vineyard sites, only a handful have earned the distinction of a Single Vineyard bottling. While exquisite now, the Single Vineyard wines are crafted to be savored years after their release.
The Brosseau Chardonnay sings with flavors of yellow apple, quince and ripe pear, while. a sonorous acidity and pure minerality reverberate throughout the palate. . A sublime vintage from the esteemed vineyard in the heart of the historic Chalone appellation, this offering once again mirrors the character of a cru Chablis.
Our second release from the DuPratt vineyard is a shining example of Anderson Valley Chardonnay. Teeming with compelling minerality, this terroir-driven wine reveals fresh citrus zest, apple blossom and wet stone aromas. Powerful and precise, the solid backbone and lively acidity lead to flavors of crisp apple, fresh mandarin and honeysuckle. Higher elevation and pronounced coastal influences have yielded this lean and vibrant Chardonnay.
A fantastic vintage for this wine, the Laureles Grade Chardonnay showcases electrifying fruit pulsing with lively acidity, and astounding focus and clarity. The stony soils of this plow, situated in Carmel Valley, are vividly expressed in this dynamic and mineral-driven Chardonnay.
Our second release from the Wendling vineyard is compelling and complex. Full of uncoiled tension and assertive aromatics, this wine truly reflects the dynamic range of this site and clonal selection. The Wendling Pinot Noir expresses an enchanting earthy depth, and whispers the promise and potential of these vibrant young vines as they age.
Enveloped by a wild wilderness, the fruit of this vineyard elegantly expresses the alpine character of the tall pines that surround it. Lush wild strawberry, forest floor and a robust, supple spice dominate the 2013 Wentzel Pinot Noir, which marks an absolutely enchanting vintage and welcome return for one of our most limited and unique Single Vineyard offerings.
Bearing the hallmarks of a lengthy ripening period bestowed by coastal influences, the 2012 Monument Tree delivers deep, developed and concentrated fruit. Like the commanding, solitary redwood that towers above the vineyard, this Pinot Noir is both singular and stunning with a round, silky palate and a long, lingering finish.
The upper parcel of our flagship Kiser vineyard continues to produce some of our most compelling and elegant Pinot Noir. With aromas of dark cherry, violets and roses, the Kiser 'En Haut' maintains the finesse and grace of previous vintages. The palate is nuanced with rich plum, white tea, and chamomile with layers of dried leaves and crushed stone. Silky and seductive, this is truly deserving of its reputation as one of our most sought-after Pinots.
With alluring depth and exceptional structure, the Kiser 'En Bas' Pinot Noir is a beautifully textured wine of remarkable complexity. Aromas of morello cherry, bergamot and juniper lead to densely layered flavors of red currant, toasted fennel seed and fresh apple. The broad palate is regal and refined, with a purity of fruit and earth which will continue to captivate, evolve and excite for many years to come.
Reverberating through every layer of the Halcon Syrah are the rocky, schist soils of this Yorkville Highlands vineyard. Dynamic and woodsy, this expressive Syrah is deeply concentrated, with brambly dark fruits and an alluring Alpine quality. An expressive nose of violets, eucalyptus, and crushed stone frame flavors of savory salted plum and fresh blackberries. The structure is brawny with smooth tannins, promising rewards to those with the patience to cellar this wine for several years.
Profoundly aromatic with copious red apple, rose petal and California bay, the Hawks Butte Syrah offers a harmonious blend of juicy black currant, candied cherry and orange blossom. Whole cluster fermentation allows the wine to obtain structure from stem tannin instead of oak, resulting in a lively, broad expressive wine with a soft, velvet texture.