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38° Sonoma Coast


Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, designed by Bill Hill.

Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, designed by Bill Hill.

Cool climate and relatively high rainfall are the general ecological features shared by all vineyards within the Sonoma Coast AVA. These factors contribute to slow grape maturation, with optimum ripeness coinciding with the very end of the growing season -- ideal conditions for Pinot Noir. The appellation stretches as far south as San Pablo Bay, right up to the Mendocino County line. Its broad boundaries overlap a number of other Sonoma AVAs and sub-AVAs. They also include some Sonoma shoreline vineyards, previously outside any other viticultural area. We will produce up to two vineyard designate wines (Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Gunsalus and Goldrock Ridge Vineyard) from the Sonoma Coast and a Sonoma Coast blend.

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Gap’s Crown

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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Goldrock RIDGE

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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GUNSALUS

Pinot Noir

 

39° Anderson Valley


2013 Ordway Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Ordway Vineyard Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley in California’s Mendocino County now ranks with the top Pinot Noir regions in North America. While production is not huge, quality is soaring, as it is becoming more and more known for producing sleek, powerful Pinots.

An unusual transverse appellation -- cutting laterally through the coastal range rather than lying between ridges -- Anderson Valley is also a mere 10-15 miles from the cold Pacific Ocean. These factors result in a wide diurnal range, with daily high and low temperatures diverging up to 40 or 50 degrees. This enables Pinot Noir growers to keep acid development in line with sugar and flavor formation through long, warm Indian summers.

We produce vineyard designate wine from the Anderson Valley (from Ordway Vineyardand Deep End Farms) and an Anderson Valley appellation wine.

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ORDWAY, DEEP END FARMS

Pinot Noir

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ANDERSON CREEK

Pinot Noir

 
 
 
 
 
 
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