Arial view of Nobles Vineyard

Nobles Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma county

Pinot Noir

On the crest of a ridge ten miles from the Pacific, sea shells can be seen in the marine sediment soils of Nobles Family Vineyard. Owner Marvin Nobles remembers finding marine fossils and even shark teeth as a boy, marking a time the land was lifted up from ancient sea beds to 1,200 feet.

Nobles Vineyard in fog Nobles Goldridge Rocky Soils

And while this region of Goldridge soils has been part of an emerging third wave for younger winemakers and viticultural savants, the Nobles vines are older, planted nearly 45 years ago from heritage selections that preceded modern clones.

The vineyard has a rugged feel to it; it’s remote, and the wine follows suit. On the spectrum of Sonoma Pinot Noirs, it is earthier, more tannic, with distinctive flavors that enhance the fruit qualities. This makes for a more studied wine, contemplative, that comes alive with food and has good aging potential.

Arial view of Nobles Vineyard Nobles Vineyard - ripening Pinot Noir Grapes

The marine soils provide vibrant minerality and uplift for our Nobles Vineyard Chardonnay, which is made with a sensitive balance of barrel and stainless steel fermentation, resulting in a fresh wine that is a pure white silver in color.

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