Communicating that sense of "place" in one sip of wine seems like a daunting task if not impossible to achieve. As a grape grower and grower of Pinot Noir at that, nearly every aspect of human contact & contribution to the vine and wine has an effect that can either exalt the taster into a sumptuous experience or leave them abruptly at the door. We make every effort to work with nature and its erratic rhythms to encourage the wines to be definable and distinctly Maboroshi.
Nestled among the hills of southwestern Sebastopol, the Maboroshi vineyard is just a short drive to the Sonoma Coast. Shelter on the west by the surrounding ridges, protects the vineyard from excessive coastal fog and wind. The cool afternoon breezes are the only obvious coastal effect. Located in the extended area of Sonoma's Russian River Valley, in what is sometimes called the "golden triangle"; indicated by a handful of eminent Pinot Noir vineyards geometrically scattered on the neighboring hillsides, we are perched between 400 to 600 feet above sea level. Often we're the first to clear from the morning fog. Fine, sandy loam, Goldridge soils prove well for drainage and just nurturing enough for the Dijon selections of Pinot Noir vines planted in 1999. We hand tend this certified organic & Biodynamic vineyard ourselves in hopes to extract the true expression of our site.
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