Six years ago, Peay Vineyards, Red Car Wine Company, Failla Wines, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Littorai Wines and Joseph Phelps Vineyard created the West Sonoma Coast Vintners (WSCV) to explore this dramatic coastal landscape, and to bring attention to the distinguished wines and exciting viticultural possibilities of the West Sonoma Coast. This lot is one of five one-time-only collaborations designed to showcase the diversity of WSCV wineries and to offer a never before, never again wine that celebrates their commitment to creating the finest wines from a truly remarkable region.
Winemakers Paul Sloan of Small Vines and Andy Smith of DuMOL have collaborated on a very unique bottling from two of the highest-density plantings in Sonoma County—possibly the entire North Coast. “High density” means that these organically farmed sites are planted with 3,630 vines per acre instead of the usual 1,250, and the vines are maintained with rigorous and precise handwork. The tight spacing allows the fruit to retain all the subtle aromas and flavors that can be lost when the grapes see more sun exposure. The result is a flavor profile with more acidity, darker fruit flavors and increased structure and aging potential. It is the ultimate example of a wine that has been meticulously managed from vine to bottle.