Red cherry and pomegranate fruit aromas are lifted by notes of violet, vanilla, licorice root, caramel, allspice and a hint of smoke on the long and rich finish.
This storied 1860 property is one of the oldest wineries in Sonoma Valley. First known as Madrone Vineyards, the estate was owned by George Whitman, the Hearst family, Enrico Parducci and Peter Domenici. In 1941, Enrico and Peter renamed the property Valley of the Moon. Current owners Dan Zepponi and Tony Stewart bought the property and are championing the renaissance of this historic estate. Winemaker Greg Winter holds a degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California at Davis. Greg joined the team in 2006 and works closely with consulting winemakers, Scott McLeod and Tres Goetting. The property spans 60 acres, of which 41 is planted to sustainably farmed old vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese and Barbera. These vineyards are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the region’s “banana belt” microclimate – hot, sunny afternoons and cool, foggy evenings. Additional fruit is sourced from select local growers in Sonoma County.
|(94% Pinot Noir/6% Syrah). Grapes grown in the historic Mulas Ranch Carneros region were vinified separately and blended with a small percentage of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Syrah. Aged for 10 months in French and Eastern European oak.