Winemaker’s Notes

 * All of our wines are unfined and unfiltered

The 2000 Salzgeber Vineyard Zinfandel

The 2000 Sonoma County Zinfandel is from a small vineyard in the Russian River Valley named Salzgeber Vineyard.  The vineyard primarily grows Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir but it has a small area of about two acres of old vine Zinfandel

 “Aromas of bright raspberry and toasty oak lead to a palate of richly flavored notes of blackberry jam and spice.”

                                  

1999 Carneros Pinot Noir

The 1999 Carneros Pinot Noir is our premier vintage of Pinot Noir.  It is 100% Vineburg Vineyard Pinot Noir.  Vineburg Vineyard is located in the small town of Vineburg which is situated between Napa and Sonoma in the Carneros appellation. 

“Forward cherry and raspberry fruit that with a swirl of the glass transforms into hints of leather, tobacco and cherry liquor”

 

The 2000 Demuth Vineyard Pinot Noir and The 2001 Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay

The 2000 Pinot Noir is from a small vineyard named Demuth Vineyard.  Demuth Vineyard is located on one of the highest points in Anderson Valley.  It is cooler than other portions of Anderson Valley.  All of the vines are at least 15 years old and the yields are extremely low (Less than 2 tons per acre)

 The Pinot Noir (Not yet released)

“Elegant, notes of Black Cherry, Strawberry, and subtle hints of sweet oak”

 The “Cloudy day” Chardonnay (very limited availability)

We nicknamed the Chardonnay “Cloudy day” since it appears a bit cloudy due to bottling it unfined and unfiltered.  By not fining and filtering the chardonnay the wine remains in its most concentrated form. 

“Bright tropical fruit, vanilla and sweet toasty oak lead to a richly textured palate of Crème Brulle, spicy apples and pear”