2012 Vintage Notes

With two challenging vintages preceding this, winemakers and growers alike were wishing for some better news. It came in the form of a year with great conditions and good amounts of evenly ripened clusters. At each of the appellations we focus on, we saw smiles from growers and fewer furrowed brows.

With two challenging vintages preceding this, winemakers and growers alike were wishing for some better news. It came in the form of a year with great conditions and good amounts of evenly ripened clusters. At each of the appellations we focus on, we saw smiles from growers and fewer furrowed brows.

First Pick
September 5th Moonshine - 115 & 828 clones
Last Pick
October 20th Kanzler - Pommard clone
Smallest Lot
.471 tons of Klopp 115 'Ted' picked October 13th
Largest Lot
8.957 tons of Lakeview 115 picked on September 8th
New this Year
Big Pig (Calera), Charles Ranch, Cohn, Griffins lair (115, 667, Pommard, Swan), Soberanes
Fact of note
Return of Cohn to the winery - our first ever single vineyard
 
Vintage aged at our new custom built 'Barlow' winery

2012 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2012 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 One Sixteen, Chardonnay (PDF)

Single Vineyard Wines

2012 Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Cohn Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Giusti Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF) 2012 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2012 Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir (PDF)

Winemaker Series

2012 4-Barrel, California, Pinot Noir (PDF)

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.