2016 Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

The Ashton Vineyard is on the eastern slope of Sonoma Mountain, where morning fog and cool evening air moderate the warm summer days of Sonoma. This dry farmed, forty-year-old vineyard planted to 7 Pinot Noir clones, produces less than two tons per acre.

We farm without pesticides or herbicides. Winemaking techniques are state of the art, including triple hand-sorted whole berry fermentation on native and multiple cultures of select yeast. A barrel program using artisan French coopers created additional layers of complexity. The fully vine-ripened fruit flavors are intense, with a full-bodied character, while retaining subtleties and femininity we enjoy in great Pinots. Our Pinot Noir has is a bit of spice in the middle and a lingering finish.

$25.00 per gallon and willing to negotiate

Our wines have won many Awards since 2004.

Winemaker: Robert Rex from Deerfield Winery

Contact Information:

  • Name: Sarah Ashton
  • Phone: 510-388-9453
  • Email: sarahisis76@gmail.com

AVA:
Sonoma Mountain

Grape Variety:
Pinot Noir

Gallons:
94

Year Planted:
1970

Clone:

Soil Type:
Fine Grain Red Volcanic

Spacing:
8 x 8

Topography:
1%-8%

Trellis Type:
None

Vineyard Manager/Company:

Sample Available:
Yes

Willing to sell to home winemakers:
Yes

Vineyard Certification(s):