We seek to push boundaries and welcome unconventional approaches in our pursuit of wines that stand side by side with the best in the world. From beginning to end, the 2018 growing season was flawless, and what we consider to be one of the best vintages of the decade. After ample rains from previous years that allowed many of the vineyards to be dry farmed and perfect temperatures throughout the season, our team was able to pick at optimal ripeness, ensuring the quality of the fruit was nothing short of spectacular. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, and for welcoming our Appellation Series wines into your home.

Click on a region in the map to explore the 2018 Appellation Series journey and winemaker videos.

About Our Series

Our appellation series wines are inspired by a quest to capture the essence of California’s finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay growing regions. From Russian River Valley, the Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley in the north, to the Santa Lucia highlands and Sta. Rita Hills in the south, these wines are crafted by blending individual vineyards and blocks that are most expressive of their AVA. Every release, we aim to share inspiring and thought-provoking wines.

Harvest Details

First Pick

August 22, 2018 – Ritchie Vineyard, Young Vine South, Chardonnay

Last Pick

October 15, 2018 – Cerise, A2-115, Pinot Noir

Smallest Lot

Multiple small lots from Pisoni, Zio Tony and Radian

Largest Lot

Gap’s Crown Vineyard, 1B-115

Fact of Note

All wines are 100% native fermentation with minimal winemaking intervention due to a perfect and mild growing season, with grapes coming in at ideal ripeness.

New to Offering

It is the inaugural release of our Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.