Pinot Noir

Hyland Vineyard

HYLAND VINEYARD: is located on a 200-acre property in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Originally planted in 1971, it is one of Oregon’s oldest and largest vineyards. Hyland fruit has been used as a primary element in several wines that have garnered 92 scores from Wine Spectator. With a cool, moist climate and a variety of sedimentary and volcanic soils. Oregon’s largest AVA is recognized worldwide for its Pinot Noir. Cool night air moderates the hot summer days and tends to preserve acidity in the grapes during the latter part of ripening thus producing high quality fruit that creates a lasting impression on the palate.

  • Willamette Valley, OR
  • Terroir: Jory & Nekia soils
  • Ungrafted Coury clone
  • VSP trellising

WINE STYLE: Racy pinot noir. Light in color but high in character. Dark cherry notes with mellow mid-palate completed by an endless finish.

Bacigalupi Vineyard

is situated on a gentle southeast facing slope that has been owned by Helen & Charles Bacigalupi since 1948.This is a benchmark vineyard in Sonoma County and the Russian River producing some of the best Pinot Noir in California.The terrain ranges from gentle rolling hills to extreme hillsides. City Winery’s grapes are planted in the alluvial soils close to the river. David Ramey & William Selyem are long-term clients.

  • Russian River AVA
  • Sonoma County Dijon clones
  • Terroir: alluvial soil from Russian River
  • VSP trellising

WINE STYLE: Medium-bodied complex Cote de Beaune-style wines with immensely succulent cherry fruit, velvety texture and a silky finish.

Romanini Vineyard

Antonio Romanini, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Sonoma valley in 1954.The alluvial soils of this vineyard produce perfectly balanced Pinot Noir, with compact clusters and yields rarely higher than 2.5 tons per acre.

  • Sonoma Valley, CA
  • Pommard Clone on 101-14 rootstock
  • Terroir: Alluvial soil with plenty of gravel
  • Double cordon on VSP system

WINE STYLE: The fruit intensity is influenced by the growing season’s cool nights and warm days. This maritime climate is conducive to growing some of the finest Pinot Noir. Opulent red color, voluptuous body and pure rich dark fruit flavors with a well-balanced palate due to natural acidity.

Poseidon Vineyard

Poseidon Vineyard, planted in 1974, lies at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River and is the southernmost vineyard in Napa Carneros. This block has produced a series of highly scored wines including a Wine Enthusiast 93 for the Pinot Noir.

  • Carneros AVA, Napa Valley
  • Clone 667,777,115
  • Terroir: Gravel mixed with clay

WINE STYLE: The wine is silky in texture. A focused black cherry flavor hits the palate, after which an elegant dash of vanilla sweetens the wine for a long, inviting finish.