This medium-bodied, balanced, fruity and mineral Pinot Noir is undeniably delicious. With freshness and finesse, it delivers everything we want with a roast chicken dinner. It is expressive and nuanced and we can’t get enough.
Arnot-Roberts goal is to create and emphasize the unique terroir of each site in which his grapes are grown. The soils of Watson Ranch are of clay and limestone, synonymous with those in northern Burgundy - creating a crisp mineral driven Chardonnay that could just pass as French.
We love Arnot-Roberts because they manage to bypass the over-oaked high alcohol Cali style that populates so much of West Coast winemaking. Their Clary Ranch Syrah is a defiant rebuke of that style. Crushed stone and wild blackberries populate the palate, wound up in an intricate, precise package.
The vines in the Que Syrah vineyard happen to be the oldest Syrah vines on the Sonoma coast. Planted in the early 1990s, the farmers were unsure the varietal would thrive in the colder climate, so they crossed their fingers and hoped for the best, inspiring the playful name of the vineyard.
Ashes & Diamonds Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hen Vineyard 2018
The fruit for this bottle comes from legendary biodynamic Napa Valley estate, Aurajo, in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley. The well-draining gravel soils of Oak Knoll mirror that of Bordeaux, resulting in an elegant, powerful, and structured Cabernet Sauvignon.
Kendra and Rob Knapik have a few unusual employees on their payroll: six sheep who wander the vineyard. The sheep are an integral part of their regenerative winemaking practices — as they graze, they improve soil health. This versatile blend of cold-hardy grapes pairs just as well with a roast chicken as it does with good company.
Enfield Wine Co Pinot Noir Heron Lake Vineyard 2019
After surviving a summer job in high school hand-weeding grape vines at a winery in Vermont and studying as an apprentice to a master guitar builder in Oakland, John got his start in the California wine industry in 2004 working up at Heron Lake vineyard with David Mahaffey. He went on to work harvests with Ted Lemon at Littorai, Bodega Melipal in Argentina, and Failla Wines with Ehren Jordan.
Evening Land Eola Amity HIlls Seven Springs Blanc de Blancs 2015
Evening Land winemakers Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman draw on a distinctly Burgundian vision for the Chardonnay planted to their La Source vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. Biodynamically farmed and with no added sulfur, this is an outstanding expression of Oregon’s terroir.