Bright floral notes of freesia and lime blossom with hints of Fresh Asian pear and Meyer lemon zest. Flavors of fresh young pineapple, citrus and apricot on the palate. The style of Patient Terrier Chardonnay was influenced by a visit to Chablis in France where Chardonnay is fresh and light with a subtle mineral backbone.
The fruit is harvested at ripeness just as the acids translate into crisp citrus flavors, producing a perfectly balanced wine with low alcohol. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in neutral French Oak using a combination of native and select yeast strains that promote the natural expression of minerality from the site.
Patient Terrier Vineyard is our most inland site which provides slightly earlier ripening. It is planted inland along a creek which creates a cold air drainage pattern that benefits Chardonnay grapevines. Robert Young, Spring Mountain and Old Wente fruit selections are planted in gravelly clay loam soils. This combination creates a unique balance of texture, acidity and minerality.
This crisp, dry Syrah rose shows many of the same characters we loved from the previous vintage with delicate aromas of wild strawberry, blood orange, and butter cookie, and refreshing summer fruit flavors of fresh strawberry, watermelon and blood orange. Balanced by a supple round texture, the low alcohol allows for a crisp clean mouthwatering finish. This is a purpose grown rose harvested just as the grapes were developing Syrah fruit aromatics. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in neutral French oak
Barrels Produced: 2
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
A delicately balanced Pinot Noir with fresh raspberry, Asian spice and conifer forest aroma which transitions to flavors of sour cherry, raspberry and cranberry. This wine has an elegant, silky mouth-feel and a long, lingering finish of fine tannin and acidity. Sourced primarily from our Estate Vineyard overlooking the Freestone Valley in West Sonoma County, this wine is anchored by a heritage selection of grapevine cuttings personally collected by Greg over the past 20 years from California's most coveted vineyards.
Barrels Produced: 6
Alcohol Percentage: 13.2%
Shows bright rose petal and raspberry aromas with a hint of coastal saline and sassafras undertones. Focused flavors include bright red cherry, cranberry and pomegranate with a touch of cinnamon and clove. Back notes of “sauvage” earth and bark add attractive savory notes.
The Hawk Hill Vineyard is meticulously farmed by Greg Adams and his team and has produced nearly 20 years of elegantly structured wines. Hawk Hill is planted along the southern slopes of the notoriously cool Freestone Valley and located in the Western reaches of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This fruit was hand harvested at night and gently handled throughout its fermentation process to minimize excessive tannin extraction resulting in an elegant silkiness and a long finish.
"Fine boned and pretty with a sense of delicacy throughout, while still delivering flavour concentration..."
- Elaine Chukan Brown for JancisRobinson,com, June 1, 2015
Barrels Produced: 7
Alcohol Percentage: 13.2%