Never before have Anaba Wines and LaRue Wines been combined to create an unforgettable Pinot Noir from these four unique vineyards: O’Connor Vineyard, Cleary Ranch, Morris Ranch–Sebastopol and Rice-Spivak Vineyard. Named “The Trapezoid” for the geometrical configuration of these locations on the map, the finished wine is a testament to four vineyard sites within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean.
For this one-of-a-kind lot, Anaba and LaRue components were artfully blended together to create an unforgettable expression of the Sonoma Coast. The winemakers, Katy Wilson and Ross Cobb for Anaba Wines, along with Katy Wilson’s own LaRue Wines, have a talent for working with coastal sites and crafting expressive, restrained wines. They each barrel age with more patience, 18-20 months, making their wines worth the wait.
Jay Morris’s vineyard is the most coastal, and it is comprised of Goldridge soil and planted to a distinct array of Pinot Noir clones. It offers spiciness, forest floor notes and texture to the blend. Planted primarily to Dijon clones, the O’Connor Vineyard is known for its fruit-forward qualities and bright energy, while the Rice-Spivak Vineyard produces intriguing aromatics, minerality and a “just-ripe” freshness. The coolest site used in this blend, Cleary Ranch, delivers a hint of tension to the wine with bright fruit and underlying earthy tones.
The components, some of which are shared vineyards and some are exclusive to each winery, were made individually by each winemaker and then blended together to create a wine that brings an essential coastal element to any serious collection.