We choose Corner 103 vineyards based on location, soli composition and microclimates that are best suited for the varietals we want to grow for our Corner 103 wines.
Sparkling Rose - Non Vintage, Carneros
My Sparkling Rose was crafted from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillion and Syrah utilizing the classic Methode Champenoise. Carneros provides optimal cool climate for growing delicate sparkling wine grapes with its cool ocean breezes. The acidity and fruit mature slowly in the Sonoma summers.
Harvest Date: 8.23.13, 9.2.13, 9.19.13, 10.2.12
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.2362031,-122.4070419 & 38.2369291,-122.4096597
2014 Sauvignon Blanc – Sonoma Valley
My Sauvignon Blanc was crafted from a rocky, north facing hillside vineyard that has consistently produced some of the best Sauvignon Blanc grapes in wine country. This is a low yielding vineyard which results in rich and complex grapes with intense flavors. This wine is bright and expressive with aromas and flavors of guava, ripe citrus and ginger that combine to create a wine with crisp acidity, yet a soft mouth feel. Enjoy this wine now.
Harvest Date: 8.27.14
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.416989,-122.566416
2013 Chardonnay – Sonoma Coast
My Chardonnay was crafted from a vineyard in Sonoma Coast that consistently produces some of the best Chardonnay grapes in Wine Country. Cool misty mornings and warm breezy afternoons make this site exceptional for growing Chardonnay. This biodynamically farmed vineyard results in rich and complex grapes with intense flavors.
Harvest Date: 9.12.13
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.399262, -122.935186
2013 Pinot Noir – Russian River
My Pinot Noir was crafted from an outstanding and most southern vineyard in the Russian River Valley comprised of clones 115 & 667. The block is on a knoll in the middle of the valley, with many morning fogs and long afternoon summer sunlight, bringing low yields and heavily concentrated colors and flavors.
Harvest Date: 9.29.13
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.3429592, -122.7401042
2012 Zinfandel – Dry Creek
My Zinfandel is crafted from a few select rows from a low yielding block in the renowned Dry Creek Valley. This single vineyard is dry-farmed on a south facing slope in the north hillsides, consistently producing deep concentrated flavors. This wine is intense and well structured, with a deep garnet color.
Harvest Date: 10.20.12
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.705958, -122.991889
2012 Merlot – Alexander Valley
My Merlot is crafted from a hillside vineyard in the Alexander Valley that consistently produces concentrated, complex and rich grapes. Notably because of its hot weather and volcanic soils, Alexander Valley is the most planted AVA in Sonoma County. Bordeaux varietals thrive here, especially Merlot varieties that prefer gravel and sandy soils. It is well structured and balanced, with a deep inky color.
Harvest Date: 10.14.12
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.7833233, -122.9747516
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Sonoma Valley
My Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from a few select rows from two of Sonoma Valley’s finest mountain vineyards, which is known for its unique terroir. One vineyard is 50 years old at an elevation of 1,800 feet in Nuns Canyon. The other is on the Western Mayacamas mountains, nestled into the North side of the Kenwood corridor. Both hillside vineyards allow for small yields and premium quality fruit.
Harvest Date: 10.31.12 & 11.8.12
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.399976, -122.542175 & 38.399160, -122.497455
2012 Petit Verdot – Rockpile
My Petit Verdot is crafted from a vineyard block in Rockpile straddling the Rogers Creek fault, consistently producing rich and complex grapes. Rockpile is known for intensely-flavored red grape varietals with great concentration and balance. With a southwestern sun exposure, 15 to 20 degree slope, and the serpentine and shale soil, the wine is everything you might expect; intense, powerful, and complex.
Harvest Date: 11.2.12
Vineyard Latitude Longitude: 38.720109, -123.072903
2012 Red Blend – Sonoma County
My 2012 Red Blend comes from the finest vineyards throughout Sonoma County. Containing a seductive blend of Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel and a touch of Petite Sirah, this wine is completely ripe, classic and fresh, with loads of red cherry, black currant flavors and a generous oak finish. This wine has a great balance of tannins and acidity. Though very drinkable now, it will continue to improve for years to come.
Harvest Date: 9.25.12, 10.5.12, 10.6.12