Innovation and Inspiration from California

The secret of great Burgundies is the amazing diversity of characteristics, carefully selected by many generations of French winemakers. Over the years, this treasure trove of diversity was brought to California by visionaries such as Paul Masson and Ernest Wente. In 1979, I began my winemaking career at Carneros Creek Winery in the Napa Valley. Here I was introduced to the great wines of Burgundy as well as a 1/2 acre plot of Pinot noir clones from many of the best known Pinot noir vineyards in California. Realizing the amazing bequest that was sitting in front me, I intended then and there to make this a pursuit of my lifetime.

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2019, A Treasured Vintage

Every so often a vintage comes along which is so special that it is not to be missed. 2019 was one of those years!

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