This 58-acre property is planted to 42 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the heart of the Russian River Valley in an area known as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. It sits atop a knoll that is populated by wild turkeys, jackrabbits, and hawks. Mount Saint Helena is visible to the east and the climate is influenced primarily by the regular intrusion of cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean a few miles to the west.
The combined volcanic and marine sedimentary soils and temperate climate here make for generous, approachable Pinot Noirs with aromatics of blackberries and baking spices. Chardonnays are incredibly alluring, with notes of orange blossom and nectarine. The European-style high-density planting helps achieve smaller yields from each vine, creating more intense fruit that will be vibrant and expressive.