On the Sonoma Coast, near Cazadero, on the Western hillside of the second ridge from the Pacific Ocean, Coteaux Nobles vineyard enjoys both maritime influence and mountain climate.

After a maceration in 600 liter puncheons and in small capacity tanks, the Pinot Noir ages in small French oak barrels in the cool caves.
Propietary Name Côteaux Nobles
Name Meaning Noble hillsides (as noble grapes)
Nobles family – Grower’s name
Varietal composition Pinot Noir (100%)
Type of wine Vineyard designated
Appellation Fort Ross-Seaview
Vineyard singularity On the 2nd ridge off
Pacific Ocean
1,100 feet of elevation
Goldridge sedimentary soil
Typical harvest date October
Picking Manual, small lugs, refer truck
Sorting Cluster by cluster, berry per berry
Fermentation Through native yeast.
Punch downs
Tank and Puncheons
Upbringing 14 months
French oak from artisan coopers
Bottling Unfiltered
Cellaring time 10+ years
Serving Slightly below room temperature
No decanting

Winemaker notes:

Located on the Sonoma Coast, on the Eastern slope of the second ridge from the Pacific Ocean, this unique hillside vineyard benefits from both the cool maritime breeze and the mild and sunny mountain climate. Handcrafted by using classical Burgundian techniques, it is the ‘Noble Hillsides’ or ‘Côteaux Nobles.’

Very intense raspberry and kirsch flavors with earthy notes (graphite), rich, round and seamless with a very fruity lingering finish. Will age gracefully for a decade.