CAMPBELL RANCH PINOT NOIR
At approximately 750 feet above sea level, Campbell Ranch vineyard sits right at the boundary of the marine layer in the remote coastal mountains above Annapolis, California. The marine influence ensures that the cool, coastal climate delays ripening well beyond the warmer vineyards to the east. The fifteen-year-old vines grow on sandy, low-vigor Goldridge soil, which helps reduce yields just under three tons per acre.Since 2013, the Campbell Ranch has become a cornerstone of the AldenAlli Pinot Noir program. Coveted for its quality and transparent reflection of the Sonoma Coast AVA, we revere the elegance of this ranch. 2017 offered an ideal growing season to show the delicate yet complex nature of the terroir.
|Clones:||100% 115 Clone|
|Harvest Date:||September 10, 2017|
24.2 (Block 2)& 24.0 (Block 3)
|Barrel Aging:||Aged 15 months in 25% new French oak by Boutes, Sirugue & Taransaud coopers|
|Coopers||Boutes, Taransaud, Gamba|
SUNCHASE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
Located in the Petaluma Wind Gap, Sunchase Vineyard offers a slightly different profile within the Sonoma Coast AVA. Sunchase Vineyard sits at about 1,000 feet elevation on the western side of Sonoma Mountain. 2017 was our first vintage producing a vineyard designate of this wine. The 2017 Sunchase Pinot Noir has intriguing depth and an almost brooding quality. Deep, dark fruit flavors are complimented by spice components. A small amount of whole cluster fermentation provides backbone, density and structure for the elegant flavor profile.
|Clones:||75% 114 Clone25% 667 Clone|
|Harvest Date:||September 8, 2017|
25.7 (Block 20) & 24.2 (Block 19)
|Barrel Aging:||Aged 15 months in 25% new French oak by Boutes & Rousseau coopers|
LIMERICK LANE ZINFANDEL
Limerick Lane is a thirty-acre estate located in the far northeastern corner of the Russian River Valley. Dan has been in love with this vineyard since first tasting the wines in the late 1980s. Since 2015, we have been lucky enough to procure just a couple of tons per year from our friends and Limerick Lane proprietors Jake and Alexis Bilbro. We believe that this is one of the finest Zinfandel vineyards in the world. The 2017 version is exemplary. Medium bodied with racy acidity, this Zinfandel is a Pinot Noir lover's dream.
|Appellation:||Russian River Valley|
|Harvest Date:||August 30, 2017|
|Barrel Aging:||Aged 15 months in 25% new French oak by Boutes and Taransaud coopers|
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR
We are proud to offer our second release of Rose of Pinot Noir, which builds on the foundation of the 2019 vintage. Light pink in color and elegant in the glass, the nose hits with watermelon, white peach, and hints of wet stone. Refreshing, lively and delicious on the palate, light strawberry, crane melon and honeysuckle emerge. The wine finishes clean and dry with firm, crisp acidity. Great with light fare or on its own on a spring afternoon.
|Appellation:||Russian River Valley|
|Harvest Date:||August 20, 2020|
|Barrel Aging:||Stainless steel fermented and aged 3.5 months|
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CHARDONNAY
The AldenAlli 2019 Chardonnay was sourced from Sierra Madre Vineyard, located in Northern Santa Barbara County near the western edge of the Santa Maria Valley. First planted in 1971, Sierra Madre Vineyard has long been recognized as one of California’s finest cool-climate vineyards. This wine is lively, invigorating and bright. Pale straw in color, the nose invites delicate scents of fresh lemon curd. The nuanced palate balances bright tropical fruit and Meyer lemon citrus flavors, with slight pineapple notes and refreshing minerality.
|Appellation:||Santa Barbara County|
|Harvest Date:||September 28, 2019|
|Barrel Aging:||Aged 4 months in stainless steel & 3 months in neutral French Oak barrels|
SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
A cuveé of three distinct cool-climate vineyards, the 2017 AldenAlli Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers more than the sum of its parts. Coastal Campbell Ranch vineyard provides elegance, brightness and acidity, complimented by the structure, medium-body and spice characteristics of Gap’s Crown and Sunchase Vineyard in the Petaluma Wind Gap. The Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is the cornerstone of our winemaking program, and the 2017 vintage showcases the reward of vineyard selection in cool growing climates.
|Vineyards:||Campbell Ranch (72%), Sunchase (22%), Gap’s Crown (6%)|
|Clones:||777, 115, 828, 667, 114|
|Harvest Date:||September 6-18, 2017|
|Harvest Brix:||23.7 - 25.2|
|Barrel Aging:||Aged 10 months in 14% new French oak by Boutes, Taransaud & Gamba coopers|