From a rugged and rocky coastline in the west, steeps mountainsides in the east, and rolling hills and valleys hugging the banks of the Russian River, Sonoma County offers a complete array of styles, varietals and terroir-expression. It covers a vast area of more than one million acres, but a mere 6% are planted to vines – almost half that of Napa. Fog is among Sonoma County’s most defining features, drawn from the Pacific Ocean inland toward Healdsburg and the warmer Alexander Valley, heavily influencing the Russian River Valley itself. Cool air also travels through the Petaluma Gap and San Pablo Bay to the south. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lead the way, with a new generation of winemakers crafting exceptional, modern expressions that embrace the classic richness, while excluding elegance, refinement, and crispness. More recently, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot blends have been capturing plenty of the limelight and serious critical acclaim. Anderson Valley AVA lies just to the north in Mendocino County. Just 20 miles long, and renowned for exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this tiny region has less than 2,500 acres under vine and remains relatively unknown which means brilliant value! The Ferrington and Savoy Vineyards are regarded by many winemakers as some of the best in California.

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2021 Arista, UV El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 389 cases Arista's most distinctive wine is the El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay. The site rests on a ridgeline in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA... that's cooled by the morning and evening coastal mists, yet bathed in glorious California sunshine for a few hours each day. Arista's vines are composed of Old Wente and Montrachet clones, on the vital Goldridge soils - a recipe that produces the most classical of wines: rich, intense, earthy, and loaded with fruit and spice, all balanced by a minerality and energy that showcases winemaker Matt Courtney's contemporary approach.
£74 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £92.00 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Arista, UV El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 6x75cl

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Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 389 cases Arista's most distinctive wine is the El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay. The site rests on a ridgeline in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA... that's cooled by the morning and evening coastal mists, yet bathed in glorious California sunshine for a few hours each day. Arista's vines are composed of Old Wente and Montrachet clones, on the vital Goldridge soils - a recipe that produces the most classical of wines: rich, intense, earthy, and loaded with fruit and spice, all balanced by a minerality and energy that showcases winemaker Matt Courtney's contemporary approach.
£435 / Case£72.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £541.22 / Case, £90.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Argot, Le Rayon-Vert Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 1x75cl

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Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 130 cases Argot winemaker and founder Justin Harmon is one of THE names to follow in Northern California, and this latest release shows just why. Rich,... lifted aromatics, so much purity, bags on tension, intensity minerality, laser-like precision... it is phenomenal. All Justin's wines are small-scale artisanal productions - for the La Rayon-Vert he uses fruit from the exceptional Steiner and Richard Dinner Vineyards on Sonoma Mountain. This is a terroir that brings impressive depth while retaining dazzling verve and acidity.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.00 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2022 Nid Tisse, Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 59 cases Nid-Tissé is already well on the way to being one of California’s most sought-after labels, and the naturally low production levels means... getting an allocation at release is essential. Owner and winemaker Marie-Laure Ammons studied in Bordeaux and Burgundy before moving to California where she was hand-picked by Philippe Melka to join his team. Following 18 years at Atelier Melka, gaining hands-on experience at California’s top vineyards, she took the next step in her career to start Nid-Tissé. With her inaugural 2019 vintage releases, Marie-Laure rocketed to the top with her mailing list becoming a waiting list in the blink of an eye. Sommeliers and buyers at the top Michelin-starred restaurants scrambled for an allocation, and the subsequent amazing scores fanned the flames! For her Chardonnays, Marie-Laure made no compromise in selecting two of the most famous names of all: from Hyde Vineyard in Napa’s Los Carneros (hence the connection with Chris Hyde!), she uses a rare selection of 32 and 29 year old vines, with the Nid-Tissé Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 spending 12 months in a combination of 67% new Burgundian French oak, and 33% custom made Italian clay amphora. Rich and intense with extraordinary complexity, coupled with superb energy and acidity, this is a modern-day Hyde classic. Further northwest, towards the coast, the historic Bacigalupi Vineyard lies in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Since the early 1970s, this site has been heralded as one of the most important in California, playing a winning role in a certain ‘Judgement of Paris’. While that was a significant moment in time, the wines produced there now are better than ever. Marie-Laure has access to the best block of Wente Clone vines, with the Nid-Tissé Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 seeing 16 months in a mixture of 80% old Burgundian French oak and 20% clay egg. The result is a gorgeous wine driven by texture and elegance.
£80 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £99.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Devil Proof, Farrow Ranch Cima Ladera, Alexander Valley 3x75cl

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Blend: 65% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 580 cases The Farrow Ranch vineyard is a unique and distinctive site with two incredible blocks of terroir worthy of adding to the Devil... Proof portfolio. This special wine is a blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, making it's debut in 2021. Winemaker Jesse Katz (Aperture) carefully selected individual vines from these blocks to contribute to this blend. Each vine is hand harvested and brought into the winery within hours of being picked. The clusters are methodically and obsessively sorted down to the individual berry. Each vineyard block is separated and will cold soak for 5 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for optimal extraction, flowed by cooler fermentations with native yeast. Oxygen and temperature are controlled throughout the 21-day fermentation and extended maceration is determined lot by lot as we walk the fine line of full extraction and elegant, silky textures. The Cima Ladera 2021 went through malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and are aged (sur-lees) for 22 months.
£600 / Case£200 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £729.61 / Case, £243.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Arista, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 6x75cl

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Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 1,752 cases Arista's 'RRV' Pinot Noir is a barrel selection crafted as a pure expression of each growing season. Winemaker Matt Courtney uses a modest... amount of new oak to allow the character of the vintage an AVA take centre stage. A wine of tension, texture, and wonderful depth of fruit, it's a fabulous introduction to Arista.
£340 / Case£56.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £427.22 / Case, £71.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more