600 cases produced
Owning only a pick-up truck and a shovel; a young wine steward, Paul Sloan dreamt of making Estate Grown, world-class, wines of distinction, far before we could afford to buy an “Estate” in California. Compelled by an ethereal experience with a rare Burgundy, he relentlessly pursued his plan to innovate winegrowing in California and grow only small vines to create meaningful wines of authenticity, balance and structure.
We are in this business for the enjoyment of nature and the gratifying and joyful experience of sharing distinctive wines with our families and friends. To produce “Grand-Cru” quality wines, that captivate and are meaningful to people- this is our lifelong mission
--Kathryn and Paul Sloan
93pts Wine Enthusiast: This tiny, family-run production shows a tremendous talent at growing grapes and making wines of great substance and sophistication. It aims for a bright, restrained and complex style, which it achieves here with aplomb. Black cherry, mint and a tease of smoky oak accent a fleshy, lengthy texture and body that shines in acidity.
Vineyard Sites: 60% TBH: Planted 2009, Graton. 24% Fassler: Planted 2000, Graton. 8% Baranoff: Planted 2001, Sebastopol. 4% MK: Planted 1999, Occidental Hills.