Resting upon a hilltop where the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast growing appellations converge, Jenkins Vineyard is a peaceful place where fog keeps the nights cool and offers the vines a reprieve from the daytime temperatures. Pinot Noir grapes and Gravenstein apple trees grow side by side and between the layers of fog you can just make out the outline of Mount Saint Helena. The vines here always get the best views.
We are so grateful to work with the legendary grower Bob Jenkins. His deep understanding of this land and decades of carefully cultivated farming techniques create impressive Pinot Noirs that exude all of the iconic characteristics of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: Rainier cherries and cacao, with secondary aromatics of dried roses. As Bob would tell you though, the secret lies in the soil. Jenkins Vineyard is rich in Goldridge soil—three to five million years ago this site was an inland sea that then emptied into the Pacific Ocean. What’s left today is a beautiful fine and sandy soil that is perfect for high-quality grape growing.
The 2019 Jenkins Vineyard Pinot Noir is an excellent example of this striking terroir and always charms us with its ethereal aromas and gorgeous mouthfeel. It’s an experience in itself from this truly magical place.