From a rocky knoll in Chalk Hill, the Sangiovese has an aroma of cherry, flower petals, earth. This was aged 26 months in neutral French oak, and should drink well for two decades. We have been ecstatic with our 2015 version pretty much from the date of harvest. We were extremely careful with extraction and the preservation of freshness during the fermentation process. This wine shows off the balance between deep fruit and a high-wire acidity act making extremely versatile and age worthy. We have long since been sold out of 750ml bottles. //
Kiser Vineyard is one of the last vineyards in the Valley. In this chilly corner, harvest is often up to a month later than in the southern part of Anderson Valley, only 15 miles south. The hillside vineyards sit on a thin layer of topsoil over sheets of fractured sandstone and shale. The upper block is slightly warmer and harvested first. Its wines are high-toned and bright. After millennia of erosion of the hillside, the lower block has deeper soils and thus broader, deeper flavors. A local vineyard worker remarked it was the coolest vineyard in AV.
The Wendling Vineyard is named for the Wendling family, one of the founding wine families of the Anderson Valley. It is the last vineyard in the Anderson Valley AVA and the closest in the valley to the Pacific Ocean. Showy Pinot aromas of crushed blackberries combined with coastal damp earth. Strutting with plummy silk yet built for aging. Will improve for 10-15 years and hold for 20 or more.