Winemakers description: In 1998 we bought a parcel contiguous to our first purchase from a few years earlier. In 2002 it was planted with five acres of rootstock before grafting Pinot Noir clones the following year. Ehren's viticultural training in France greatly influence his farming and winemaking choices, so that our eleven acres of Estate vineyards today produce Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir that capture the essence of California's coolest regions. After cutting his teeth on Pinot Noir in 1999 with fruit from Keefer Ranch Vineyard in Russian River Valley, Ehren began seeking out enough unique, cool-climate Pinot Noir sources to galvanize his urge to tinker for years to come. Our Pinot program eventually came to include wines from Hirsch Vineyard (2001), Occidental Ridge (2005), Peay Vineyard & Pearlessence Vineyard (2006), Whistler Vineyard (2009), Savoy Vineyard (2012) and Platt Vineyard (2015). We have also recently headed north, adding a single vineyard wine sourced from the highly acclaimed and Seven Springs Vineyard in Oregon's Eola-Amity AVA.