Green Valley of the Russian River Valley
This sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA has become as synonymous with outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as Stags Leap has been with Cabernet Sauvignon. This very small and highly sought after microclimate is strictly defined by its cooler than average temperatures, the heavy fog that hangs late into the day, and its rich Goldridge soils; all of which culminate to produce exceptionally structured and aromatic wines.
Mill Station Vineyard, Dutton Ranch: This vineyard is the source of our single-vineyard Chardonnay. The forty-year old vines in the heart of the Green Valley are dry-farmed, and often late to harvest in despite of the fruit’s ability to retain high natural acidity, and very distinct citrus flavor.
Hallberg Ranch: Planted along Sonoma County’s famous Goldridge, this Dry-Farmed vineyard produces intense and complex fruit. Hallberg can see diurnal shifts up to 30 degrees, and given it’s location, has both nighttime fog and a cool consistent daytime breeze, ideal for growing pinot noir. Sourcing from two small blocks, Clone 828, and most notably Cruz, create both structure and suppleness to our Hallberg Pinot Noir.