"The 2018 Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard was aged for 16months in French oak barrels, 39% new. A little closed to begin, with coaxing it reveals notes of warm black cherries, black raspberries, and kirsch plus touches of mossy tree bark, cumin seed, and fragrant soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers an impactful expression of red and blackberry layers with loads of savory accents and a solid frame of fine-grained tannins, finishing long and earthy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021
Far Coast Vineyard
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"The 2018 Chardonnay Far Coast Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 31% new, and aged for 15months. It explodes from the glass with gregarious allspice and nutmeg notions over a core of warm peaches, guava, and pear tart with suggestions of gingerbread and toast. Medium-bodied, the palate is much more elegant and restrained than the nose suggests, delivering seriously minerally notes and loads of freshness, finishing long and chalky."
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, January 2021
Our Far Coast Vineyard is a cool site surrounded by redwood forests, almost two hours north of the Russian River on a Sonoma Coast mountain ridge. It is an area that some call the 'True Sonoma Coast'. Others would simply describe the distant vineyard site as "the middle of nowhere". Far Coast Vineyard sits just south of the Peay Vineyard at an elevation of about 900 feet above sea level. The soils at this ridge-top site are well drained and help to intensify the sense of minerality and focus in this rare single-vineyard Pinot Noir.