This is the true Sonoma Coast, just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, and the maritime influences show. The salty air descends each day on the vineyard, leaving a distinctive and easily recognizable signature.
At a Glance
taste + style
“Aromas of Asian Five Spice leave an exotic impression, followed by dark raspberry and plum and tasty down under style black licorice. The vineyard is only in its sixth leaf, so each new vintage offering is truly something special, an evolving tale that is wonderful to explore and experience.” –Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
This very special reserve level Pinot Noir comes from our Mardikian Estate Vineyard in the Sebastopol Hills in west Sonoma County, just miles from the Sonoma Coast. Here, extreme growing conditions challenge our winemakers in every vintage. The Mardikian estate vineyard is young, a dream realized, with eight different clones planted on westerly facing slopes in Gold Ridge soils unique to the region. This expression of our flagship Pinot Noir will age nicely and is highly collectible.
Food + Wine Pairing
“Pinot Noir is a classic partner with Sonoma Duck breast or Sonoma’s famed CK Lamb. Mushroom Risotto is simply wonderful. Soft Brie, Camembert, Gruyere and goat cheeses are my go to selections. This Pinot Noir is a more robust style that will enhance a wide variety of dishes, so don’t be afraid to be unconventional in your thinking.” –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.