AVA: Sonoma CoastClones: Pommard, 667, 777
Character: The vineyard sits high on a ridge between Sonoma and Petaluma and is exposed to wind and fog from the Pacific Ocean. The grapes develop high levels of concentration and the wines have complex spice, earth and dark cherry flavors.
Clones: Pommard, 115, 667, 777
Character: Planted in 1999 on 15 separate blocks (some on clay soils and some on fractured volcanic rock), the grapes yield wines with classic Carneros character.
Clones: Martini, Pommard, 115, 667, 777
Character: A very hilly site. Vines are planted on steep terraces with west/southwest exposure. The wines are lush and fleshy with intense color and excellent structure.
Clones: Pommard, 114, 115, 667, 777
Character: On this historic ranch, with its gently rolling hills and clay-loam soils, Pinot Noir develops ideal acid structure and rich flavors of black cherry and blackberry.
Our Vineyards - Sonoma Coast
While Carneros has been an official AVA since 1983, its grape growing history reaches back to the mid-1800’s, and its reputation for cool-climate Pinot Noir to the 1940’s, when Louis Martini purchased 200 acres of Stanly Ranch and began clonal trials of Pinot Noir. In today’s Carneros, the older Martini clone, along with Dijon and Pommard clones produce wines that express the very best of Pinot Noir, with elegant structure, silky texture and pure, vibrant flavors.