2010 Vintage Notes

The year began with cool weather which delayed things a little as the vines slowly woke up. Towards the end of summer we experienced temperature swings of extreme proportions. One vineyard we worked with saw a 50 degree jump in three days. Such a heat spike was unparalleled and caused some real problems for many growers. To make matters trickier, fall rains followed the high temperatures but our growers did a fantastic job of dancing through the difficulties.

The year began with cool weather which delayed things a little as the vines slowly woke up. Towards the end of summer we experienced temperature swings of extreme proportions. One vineyard we worked with saw a 50 degree jump in three days. Such a heat spike was unparalleled and caused some real problems for many growers. To make matters trickier, fall rains followed the high temperatures but our growers did a fantastic job of dancing through the difficulties.

First Pick
September 7th Giusti clones 115/667
Last Pick
October 19th Kanzler Pommard
Smallest Lot
.722 tons of Kanzler 115 picked October 13th
Largest Lot
8.331 tons of Gap's Crown 114 picked October 3rd
New this Year
Walala (828, 777, 115), Sierra Mar (Pisoni & 23)
Fact of note
Unforgettable temperature swings - 68 to 118 degrees in three days

2010 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2010 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 One Sixteen, Chardonnay (PDF)

Single Vineyard Wines

2010 Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2010 Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF)

Winemaker Series

2010 4-Barrel, California, Pinot Noir (PDF)

Vintages

2017 Fall Release

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.