Wildcat Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

Planted by Steve MacRostie in 1998, and located in the cool Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast, Wildcat Mountain Vineyard possesses an ideal mountain terroir and remarkable volcanic soils that consistently produce fruit with intensity and depth of flavor. Very close to the bay, yet 700 feet above sea level; this vineyard is windy, foggy, cool, and very stingy with its crop levels, which results in exceptional wines. This sustainably certified vineyard is broken up into 18 different blocks spread across five fields, with a variety of elevations, exposures and soil types. Wildcat’s Chardonnay offers exceptional structure, sophisticated minerality and cool-climate “nerve,” while the Pinot Noir delivers sumptuous color, weight and black fruit character.

Situated high on the southern flank of the mountain range defining the western edge of Sonoma Valley, Wildcat Mountain Vineyard is one of the highest vineyards in the Carneros Appellation. In fact, it straddles the border of the Sonoma Coast Appellation and is considered a part of the Sonoma Valley Appellation as well.

The vineyard has well-drained soils of volcanic origin and is exposed to the full brunt of fog and cold air flow that streams off the upper reaches of San Pablo Bay, consistently producing fruit with depth, intensity and terroir-inspired elements.

The vineyard’s 58 acres planted between 1998 and 2000, are broken up into 18 different vineyard blocks with a range of elevations (from 500 to 740 feet), exposures and soil types.

Clones: 667-777-115-Pommard 4-Pommard 5

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