Sourced from the Mardikian Vineyards in the Sebastopol Hills area of Sonoma County, our Small Block Pinot Noir offers aromas of dried herbs, Chinese five spice and a bit of earthiness followed by flavors of dried cherries and strawberries accented by pomegranate.
At a Glance
taste + style
“The wines are flavorful, complex and aromatic with wonderful balance. Bing cherry topped with cola and cedar cigar box notes frame the aromas, followed by the flavors of toasty vanilla, dried cherries and pomegranate. Full and almost plush, the wine has lingering tannins and a long, delightful finish. With a touch of personality from each of the vineyards, it’s a very special wine indeed.” –Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
Unlike some coastal locations, the Green Valley of the Russian River is largely sheltered from wind. Largely facing east, much of the valley doesn’t heat up as much as other areas, before the afternoon begins to cool all over again. The fine-grained, sandy soil naturally limits vine vigor. Additional grapes are added from the Mardikian vineyard located in the Sebastopol Hills area of western Sonoma County.
Food + Wine Pairing
This wine is anything but delicate and has flavors to complement many cuisines;. mushroom or beet risotto, CK lamb or Sonoma duck breast, roast tenderloin or salmon and pork loins sauced with fruits. On the cheese board, I would recommend Brie, Camembert, Gruyere, Goat and Sheep cheeses. –Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef
Small Block Series
The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.