2005 Vintage Notes

Some late spring rains attempted to thwart our hopes for the vintage by threatening to reduce the size of the Pinot crop. Thankfully, the vines responded well to the cooler growing season by developing more concentrated flavor throughout the longer growing season. One of the highlights of the vintage was being able to work, for the first time, with fruit from Santa Lucia Highlands. The start of a long and wonderful relationship with our only vineyards outside of west Sonoma County.

Some late spring rains attempted to thwart our hopes for the vintage by threatening to reduce the size of the Pinot crop. Thankfully, the vines responded well to the cooler growing season by developing more concentrated flavor throughout the longer growing season. One of the highlights of the vintage was being able to work, for the first time, with fruit from Santa Lucia Highlands. The start of a long and wonderful relationship with our only vineyards outside of west Sonoma County.

2005 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2005 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2005 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2005 Russian River Valley Pinot Rosé, Pinot Rose

Single Vineyard Wines

2005 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2005 Amber Ridge Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2005 Amber Ridge Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Syrah 2005 Keefer Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2005 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2005 Gary’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2005 Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF)

Winemaker Series

2005 4-Barrel, California, Pinot Noir

Vintages

Anniversary Offering

A celebration of twenty years making memorable wines.

2015

Another vintage to make us all smile.

2014

Epic vintage. Near perfect conditions with yields to match.

2013

Quite simply, 2013 offered us truly wonderful conditions and allowed each vineyard to shine despite the recent statewide drought.

2012

Post-card growing season helped nurture a good crop of brilliant quality. A welcome respite from more difficult years.

2011

A challenging vintage but one we relished. Cool and wet spring followed by late rains during harvest caused some concern.

2010

Temperature extremes pushed us and our vineyards but the efforts paid off with resulting high quality.

2009

A joy of a vintage with near perfect growing conditions throughout the year.

2008

A difficult year - with frost, heat and drought all making an appearance.

2007

An ideal, if early, vintage with consistent weather and temperatures throughout the season.

2006

A cool spring was tempered by a hot July but overall, a cooler and more elegant year.

2005

Marked by cool weather that allowed fruit to mature gracefully. A sleek vintage.

2004

Excellent year. Slightly earlier harvest due to warmer temperatures.