The Russian River Valley is a large and diverse appellation. Each neighborhood reveals itself in a different way. The Warmth of the Middle Reach, gives us the higher toned fruit. In the Sebastapol Hills, cooled by the Pacific Ocean via the Petaluma Wind Gap, wines are leaner and earthier. The Laguna Ridge provides a lush midpalate. Wine from the Santa Rosa Plain show more tannin, and helps to form the backbone of the wine.
In creating our Russian River Pinot Noir, we source from a number of vineyard sites throughout the appellation. Each site represents a unique expression of Russian River Valley terroir. We chose these vineyards to create a blend that exemplifies the classic character of Russian River Pinot Noir: broad, luscious, and velvety.