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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Katy's Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a blend from the Rice-Spivak, Emmaline Ann, and, depending on the vintage, Thorn Ridge Vineyards.

It is aged for 20 months in French oak (30% new).

 

Coastlands Vineyard Pinot Noir


First planted in 1989 by the Cobb family, the Coastlands Vineyard has some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines on the Sonoma Coast. After years of working exclusively as growers, the Cobb family started Cobb Wines in 2001, leaving very little fruit to sell to a few select wineries. LaRue is honored to be one of those wineries and to work with this amazing vineyard. Sitting at 900-1,200 feet elevation and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Coastlands is the most extreme vineyard in the LaRue line up. This wine is a blend of three clones: Pommard, Martini, and Wadenswil.

It is aged for 30 months in French oak (50% new).

 

Emmaline Ann Vineyard Pinot Noir


The Emmaline Ann Vineyard is a three acre vineyard near the town of Freestone planted on pure Goldridge sandy loam soils with Dijon clonal selections. Just over 15 years ago, Wayne and Nancy Hunnicut planted this vineyard, which is named after Nancy’s grandmother. Facing southwest, towards the Pacific Ocean, the vineyard climate is moderated by morning and afternoon fog. The vineyard’s proximity to the ocean, as well as higher elevation at approximately 800 feet, both contribute to the elegant and balanced characteristics that are definitive of the Emmaline Ann Vineyard.

It is aged for 20 months in French oak (33% new).

 

Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir


LaRue Rice-Spivak Vineyard Pinot Noir is from a six acre vineyard south of the town of Sebastopol. The soils on this vineyard are Goldridge sandy loam along with volcanic ash. The Goldridge is very common for the area, while the volcanic ash is quite unusual.

It is aged for 20 months in French oak (33% new).

 

Chardonnay Charles Heintz


Since 1912, the Heintz family has owned and operated this beautiful site just east of the town of Occidental. Located at about 900 feet elevation on Goldridge sandy loam soils and with the cool ocean influence, the Heintz Vineyard’s fruit is a quintessential expression of the Sonoma Coast. The Heintz Chardonnay was planted in 1982 to Clone 4, commonly known as the Wente Clone, and is a highly sought after vineyard for premium wine producers. The coastal influence balanced by the clonal selection gives the wine a great acid backbone with a rich palate and a touch of minerality.

It is aged for 17 months in French oak.