Chalk Hill

Wild Iris ~ Chalk Hill

The newest addition to our vineyard portfolio, the Wild Iris is also one of the most exciting. In searching for a complement to the cabernet my family was growing, we felt we needed fruit from a cooler growing region. We had a chance encounter with some wine made from this vineyard and were thoroughly impressed. It’s fair to say that after visiting the vineyard, it was love at first sight. The vineyard is located on the western edge of the Chalk Hill appellation. The cool breezes from Russian River sweep up the steep and rocky hillside. The cooler climate gives us great hang time and incredible concentration. The 337 clone that the upper block is planted to, provides small berries with thick skins. The resulting wine is powerful and intense with phenomenal aromatics, the perfect complement to our estate cabernet.


Sonoma County Cabernet