Kistler Vineyards,

Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    This ridge-top vineyard looks to the coast in one direction and the Russian River Valley in the other. Laguna Ridge sits on layers of sandstone, granular sediments and shards of petrified wood and has been the source of the Laguna Ridge (formerly labelled as Kistler Vineyard) Pinot Noir since 2006. Produces a Pinot Noir of balanced concentration, holding an impressive, precise energy throughout its deep red and blue berry fruited core, subtle mineral undertones and lifted delicate varietal aromatics.

    In The Cellar
    Each Pinot Noir fermentation is manually watched over, twenty-four hours per day. We guide our fermentations with as little intervention as possible. Our entire process is designed to enhance the characters of the individual sites, relative to one another, to peel back further layers as opposed to leaving our mark on the wine. Our fermentations are conducted solely with native yeasts, at moderately cool temperatures and with little to no machination of the fruit.

    In The Vineyard
    We harvest our fruit in the cool of the night, stealing every cluster away from the vines under the cover of darkness when the fruit is at its freshest and brightest, and the flavors and acidities are fully intact. The fruit is in a different physiological state at three in the morning than it is at mid-day, very different.
    14 months in French oak barrels, 35% of which is new oak, gives this wine more body and beautifully integrated oak characteristics. Layers of black cherry fruit with soft floral and earthy notes are perfectly balanced by a bright acidity brought forth from the cooler, coastal climate.