Marin County

Pinot Noir

With the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Pablo Bay to the east, Marin County is one of the coolest AVAs in California. The winter temperatures are typically warmer than Napa and Sonoma because of the surrounding bodies of water and its heavy precipitation. While bud break is accelerated, the cool spring and summer seasons lead to long hang times. This longer growing season lends itself to high-quality wines with balance, natural acidity, and lower alcohol levels.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Marin Pinot Noir opens with aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, and mushroom. 


On the palate, this bright Pinot Noir is layered with flavors dark fruit including plum, fig, and blackberries with an underlying touch of wet forest floor, This medium-bodied Pinot Noir showcases delicate finesse with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish.

Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for this cool climate Pinot Noir are from the Stubbs, Corda/Chileno and Azaya Vineyards in the northernmost reaches of Marin County within the Petaluma Gap appellation. The grapes were hand harvested and fermented in a combination of small, open*top fermenters with hand punch downs before aging in 100% French oak barrels, 30% new, for 10 months.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Marin County
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.71
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.6g/L
  • Aging:
    • 100% French oak
    • 30% New
    • 10 Months in Barrel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil Recipe
Cheese & Nuts:
light cheeses