Peay Vineyards, Failla Wines, Alma Fria, Gros Ventre Cellars
The Annapolis Region lies in the remote northwest corner of the Sonoma Coast AVA near Sea Ranch. This is the coolest region of the AVA due not only to the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, but also the 500 to 800-foot elevation of the vineyards that puts them sqaurely in the foggy and windy inversion layer that sweeps up the Wheatfield Fork of the Gualala River.
This wine is a blend of four wines from three vineyards in the Annapolis Region: Alma Fria Estate, Campbell Ranch and Peay Vineyard Estate. Pinot Noir from this region tends to reflect the cool climate, emphasizing a balance of fruit, earth and floral aromas with good acidity and fine tannins.
A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.