Csaba Szakál is a fourth-generation winemaker from Hungary, and his signature style is a mix of Old World tradition and New World innovation. His wife Sandra Scott grew up in the heart of Sonoma wine country and she introduced Szakál to Sonoma County vines and wines. This enterprising couple made the first few vintages in their garage, and after many awards and numerous gold medals in amateur wine competitions, Szakál and Scott established En Garde Winery in the heart of Kenwood.
Now, the duo applies their unique backgrounds and deep knowledge to crafting critically acclaimed Sonoma County Russian River coastal Pinot Noir and high-elevation Cabernet Sauvignon from mountaintop AVAs. They artfully assemble the final blends of their wine to maintain a delicate balance of male and female perspective. In this special cuvée of Pinot Noir, Sandra Scott utilized tiny lots from two special vineyards close to her heart in the Pleasant Hill area of Sebastopol. The clones grown here are 115, 667, 21, 777, 828 and Pommard, providing a wealth of flavors to delight the palate. It is a Pinot Noir that will provide endless enjoyment from one of Sonoma County’s most unusual wineries.