2009 Vintage Notes

Every now and then a vintage comes along that gives you almost everything that you're hoping for. 2009 was that year. Cool, mild weather allowed our Pinot to mature slowly and develop some incredible flavors.  When the rains came we were all safely picked and grinning at the quality we'd harvested. 

Every now and then a vintage comes along that gives you almost everything that you're hoping for. 2009 was that year. Cool, mild weather allowed our Pinot to mature slowly and develop some incredible flavors.  When the rains came we were all safely picked and grinning at the quality we'd harvested. 

First Pick
September 4th Amber Ridge & Giusti Ranch
Last Pick
October 22nd Kanzler Pommard
Smallest Lot
.69 tons Castadli clone 828 picked September 8th
Largest Lot
8.49 tons Gap's Crown clone 115 picked September 20th
New this Year
Earl, Zio Tony, Graham
Fact of note
First vintage of Chardonnay and an epic harvest all round

2009 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2009 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 One Sixteen, Chardonnay (PDF)

Single Vineyard Wines

2009 Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Amber Ridge Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2009 Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF)

Winemaker Series

2009 4-Barrel, California, Pinot Noir (PDF)

Vintages

2016

A stellar vintage to end the drought.

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.