2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

We chose the far reaches of the Sonoma Coast Appellation to source most of our Pinot Noir, searching for elegance, tension, and harmony. A difficult, 2 hour drive from Healdsburg, California, the Campbell Ranch sits above the breakers near the town of Annapolis. With its close proximity to the cool waters of the Sonoma Coast, the Campbell Ranch experiences a longer, cool growing season, with just enough elevation to allow the vines to reach above the fog and reveal themselves to the midsummer sun.

This vineyard epitomizes the far Sonoma Coast, offering our wines a racy acidity and elegance, while showing a depth and complexity that only the Sonoma Coast can offer.  In the winery, we use a deft and restrained hand, guiding the true spirit of the vineyard. New oak barrels are used sparingly. Elegance is preferred over brawn.

The 2014 vintage is the third in a series of exemplary vintages from 2012 through 2016.  Time in a decanter or glass reveals layers of hidden blackberry, dark cherry, earth, tea and spice. The dark-fruited complexity of this wine is a testament to the terroir of the far Sonoma Coast and a graceful vintage.

Useful Facts

Vineyards:   Campbell Ranch, Starscape Vineyard
Clones: 115,777, Swan
Harvest Dates: August 29th through September 5th, 2014
Harvest Brix: Campbell Ranch, 25.3
Starscape 25.4
Alcohol: 14.1% ABV
pH: 3.63
TA: 5.9 grams per liter
RS: 0.59 grams per liter
Barrels: 33% new French oak