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These are my current offerings.

 

2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Price: $30.00
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2017 was a challenging year in the Sonoma Coast, largely due to a terrible heat wave on Labor Day. Although the wines that would have gone into my Hirsch and Habitat bottlings came through the heat fairly well, they were not up to the lofty standards set by the 2015 and 2016 wines, and so I decided not to bottle my top Sonoma Coast wines in 2017 but instead offer a Sonoma Coast blend.

2016 Hirsch Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2016 Hirsch Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Price: $58.00
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2016 was a wonderful year for Pinot Noir in the north coast of California. And it was especially good in the Sonoma Coast--wines of concentration, depth, energy and tension were the norm rather than the exception. My 2016 Hirsch might be my favorite to date.

2016 "El Galpon" Carneros Pinot Noir

2016 "El Galpon" Carneros Pinot Noir

Price: $30.00
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The experiment continues. Since 2014 I have been using both concrete and oak to age my Carneros Pinot Noir (also the Gamay and Chardonnay). "El Galpon" was born in 2015 when I decided it would be fun, and perhaps instructive, to bottle a small portion of the wine from concrete on its own.

2018 Rose of Pinot Noir

2018 Rose of Pinot Noir

Price: $18.00
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Rosé time again. The 2018 vintage is just behind us, but one wine is finished and ready for drinking. While the other 2018 wines are in various stages of slumber for the winter, the Rosé goes to bottle. 2018 was a mild, long growing season in Carneros and the wines are full bodied, if a touch less ripe than 2017. But the Rosé, bled off the skins early, is pretty delicate, paler in color than last year, and has a nice edge to it thanks to the small portion of Gamay included in the blend.

2015 "The Habitat" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2015 "The Habitat" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Price: $45.00
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The Habitat is often my personal favorite among my various offerings. Is it the best wine? Depends upon your point of view, I suppose. But in the best years, and 2015 is one of those years, it combines pure ripe fruit, liveliness, precision and deliciousness in a way that, to me, is the holy grail of new world Pinot Noir. 


2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Price: $35.00
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For the first time, my Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a blend. About 2/3 from La Cruz vineyard in the Petaluma Gap (source of my Chardonnay from the beginning) and 1/3 from the Barlow Homestead vineyard in Sebastopol. Ripe fruit from La Cruz, precision and cut from Barlow. They work well together!


2015 "The Shop" Carneros Pinot Noir

2015 "The Shop" Carneros Pinot Noir

Price: $35.00
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2015 "The Shop" is the Carneros Pinot Noir I was trying to make when I first started making wine over thirty years ago.