There is an array of natural elements within a growing region that influence a wine's destiny. Those elements dictate whether fundamental greatness can be achieved in the winegrowing process. That is why we chose Sonoma, and in particular the Russian River Valley, as our region of choice in growing remarkable Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
It is here that we find ideal conditions for inducing perfection in the glass: million-year-old soils set in juxtaposing relationship between the valley floors and surrounding mountains; maritime and riparian influences that breathe life into the fruit; a balance of degree days that drive verve in varietal character; and a clultural commitment to managing land in an environmentally responsible manner.
Most importantly, the region provides a record of producing some of California's best examples of what is possible when producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.