* CHERRY * ALPINE * SATSUMA PLUM *
We have a deep appreciation for the distinct, aromatic and mysterious St. Laurent varietal. It was grown on the Scribe Estate pre-prohibition, and its combination of bright tart red fruit and spicy herbaceousness has always captivated us.
This native Austrian varietal (a genetic descendant of Pinot Noir) only exists in one location in California, Ricci Vineyard, in the rolling hills of Carneros at the tip of the San Pablo Bay, just south of the Scribe Estate. 2019 marks our fifth vintage working with this unique site, characterized by its clay loam soil and proximity to the cooling saltiness of the bay.
In the cellar, we utilize whole cluster native yeast fermentations in stainless steel and age in neutral oak; this non interventionist approach best showcases the distinction of varietal and site.
The St. Laurent dark-skinned fruit is moody, powerful and bright; both elegant and enigmatic. We are pleased to share this bottle with you and hope you enjoy this rare expression of Sonoma around your table.
Film by Conor Hagen.