The vineyard soils of Silver Eagle are a Goldridge mix with red shale. This legendary fine sandy loam encourages deep roots but low vigor, perfect for balancing explosive fruit flavors with minerality. Planted with Calera, Swan, and VR clones, this vineyard offers a different profile from the nearby Lucky Well. Both vineyards were originally planted and managed by the renowned Ulises Valdez.
Its location on the top of the ridge that separates the Sonoma coast to the west from the Russian River Valley to the east positions Silver Eagle to receive the cooling Pacific moisture and the warmer inland thermal mass, an ideal mixture for Pinot Noir.