For our series of vineyard designate wines, we’ve drawn small lots of fruit from the best of our estate vineyard sites. Available in very small amounts, these wines showcase the extraordinary individual character of each vineyard’s terroir and clonal selections. Roberts Road Vineyard is located in the northern part of the famed Petaluma Gap appellation. The fog from the ocean near Bodega Bay pours into this region first, and exits last. Therefore most of the day is spent in fog and clouds which produce extremely small berries and low yields. Well-drained cobblestone soils and cool, foggy mornings make for a long growing season. The grapes ripen slowly and develop deep, rich flavors making for a rare wine with natural acidity and suppleness.
Aromatics of fresh-cut pear, Fuji apple and orange blossom lead to a round and rich palate balanced by mineral-driven acidity. Fragrant white flower notes layer with flavors of lemon-lime zest, pineapple and baked pear pie, settling into a long, lingering finish.