A blend of grapes from several excellent vineyards in unique cool climate areas across Sonoma County, our signature Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is consistently noted for its excellent value and superb balance.
Long famous as one of the key growers for the Chardonnay that won the 1976 Judgement of Paris Tasting, the Bacigalupi family are winegrowing icons. This Chardonnay comes from a property that neighbors our winery on Westside Road—the acclaimed Bacigalupi Frost Ranch. With glorious fresh pineapple and lemon aromas, and a rich texture enhanced by a luscious lemon bar creaminess, this is a perfect wine for a beautiful spring day.
With only 5 barrels produced, this is our first release from Rodgers Creek vineyard, a high-elevation site overlooking Petaluma. Deep, dark and viscous, on the palate, soft with velvety tannins add length and definition to tart cherry and berry flavors that linger throughout a long, satisfying finish.
Located in the Santa Rosa Plains neighborhood of the Russian River Valley, Cummings Vineyard is farmed by acclaimed grower Charlie Chenoweth. Made from three different Dijon clones, this wine has enticing aromas of candied apple and red currant. The palate is soft and supple, with concentrated cranberry flavors bursting forth.
To make this lithe and enticing wine, we blended grapes from the renowned Mirabelle Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, with the highly aromatic Sauvignon Musqué clone fruit from the equally acclaimed Dutton Jewell Ranch. Fermented in both stainless steel and neutral French oak, these grapes have yielded a Sauvignon Blanc with tantalizing aromas of spicy citrus and bright fruit aromatics. The palate has a rich entry and round mouthfeel. While citrus dominates the entry, the palate is giving and full of melon and tropical flavors.
This gorgeous wine comes from a who’s who of the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley including the Dutton family’s Jewell and Gamlen ranches, Mirabelle and Wohler vineyards, the Martinelli family’s Woolsey Ranch, and the Bacigalupi family’s Frost Vineyard. Together they create a stunning wine with gorgeous tropical fragrances of papaya and kiwi, along with more delicate floral notes of gardenia and hints of green melon and Key lime.
Hellenthal Vineyard is owned by Gard Hellenthal, one of the pioneers in the Fort Ross-Seaview appellation. Located just miles from the Pacific, it reaches towering elevations of more than 1,000 feet, where the vines sit above the fog layer giving them the warmth to fully ripen. The result is a beautifully elegant wine with enticing layers of Bing cherry, cranberry and hibiscus, as well as sophisticated notes of tea leaf and cardamom that complete the rich mélange of aromas.
The grapes for this Pinot Noir came exclusively from Steve MacRostie’s own Wildcat Mountain Vineyard. This fog-shrouded mountaintop vineyard is a classic Sonoma Coast site—cool and challenging—and year after year produces wines of great distinction. From its rich, magenta color to its alluring aromas of Bing cherry, spicy brambleberry, cola, bergamot and toasty oak, this lush and beautifully nuanced wine captures the essence of Wildcat Mountain.
The grapes for this beautifully distinctive Chardonnay came exclusively from Steve MacRostie’s own Wildcat Mountain Vineyard. This fog-shrouded mountaintop vineyard is a classic Sonoma Coast site. Cool and challenging, it yields wines of great distinction every year—and 2015 is no exception. On the palate, it is round and rich with alluring layers of Asian pear and fragrant orange blossom, as well as signature Wildcat notes of honey and spice.