Light straw color. Expressive nose with aromas of lime zest, pear, gooseberry, and freshly cut grass. Medium bodied featuring flavors of ripe lime and green apple. Crisp, refreshing finish with vibrant acidity. Andrew Rich and Croft Vineyards from whom the fruit is sourced are amongst the few Willamette Valley producers of Sauvignon Blanc. Single vineyard bottling. 14.1% alcohol. $22. — 24 days ago
Perfectly paired with gummy candy 😎 — 22 days ago
Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. Next white from La Pitchoune is their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay which from the Pratt, Dutton Sullivan and Bootlegger vineyards.
Medium lemon yellow in appearance. Rich nose with brioche and lemon curd. No new oak so aromas definitely come from the malo. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and medium plus body. More going on with the palate compared to the nose with notes of stone and tropical fruits, as well as a bit of minerality. Nicely rounded with a medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2024. $$ — 2 months ago
Really enjoyed this. Nice domestic cab franc. Good fruit and mineralogy. Minimal green. — 23 days ago
Pretty good!!! Sweet — 19 days ago
Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. Next white from La Pitchoune is their Pratt Vineyard Chardonnay.
Medium to deep lemon yellow. Rich and full nose with marshmallows, vanilla, lemon curd and baked apples. Tangy acidity (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Lush flavors on the palate with some nice round edges of apples, lemons, a touch nutty and some stony elements. Smooth texture and lingering finish. Drink till 2026. $$$ — 2 months ago
Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. First up is the Russian River Valley Chardonnay which is aged for 16 months on the lees in 33% new French oak. Only 150 cases produced from the Dutton Sullivan Vineyard.
Medium lemon yellow. Balanced oak on the nose with green apples, even a touch candied apples and some spices. Medium acidity (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Well rounded with a rich texture. Touch of oak coming through on the palate with brioche, apples and some peaches. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2022. — 2 months ago
Competes with Napa at half the price! — a month ago
Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. The next single vineyard Pinot Noir is the Umino Vineyard from the Sebastopol Hills of the Russian River Valley AVA. It is aged in 33% new French oak and only 49 cases produced.
Deep ruby red with a purplish core. Dark floral notes on the attack of the nose followed by crushed gravel and dark raspberries. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Rich palate with dark cherries, cigar box and a little earthy. Dry and long finish. Needs a bit of time to round out. Drink till 2027. $$ — 2 months ago