Single Vineyard Sites
Situated high above the Gualala River and the Pacific Coast, McDougall Vineyard's was added to our portfolio in 2001. At the north end of the Sonoma Coast, just north of Hirsch and Flowers vineyards, it has the perfect southern exposure high on the hillside. Farmed by long-time Dutton friends (the late) Mac, Barbara and Rich McDougall, this vineyard's combination of high elevation and proximity to the coast produces fruit with inimitable personality (like Mac), intense black cherry fruit, mineral overtones and a firm tannin backbone.
Wine made from this site: 2014 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir
We started sourcing fruit from the Annapolis area of the Sonoma Coast in 2013, and have enjoyed the fruits of our labor ever since. Putnam Vineyard is a family owned and operated vineyard nestled in the extreme Sonoma Coast, about six miles from the ocean. With a cool climate and high annual rainfall, the growing season is long and the grape maturation slow. The 32-acre vineyard is just above the fog line and sits among giant redwoods native to the area. The gravely soil and deficit irrigation creates stressed, naturally low yielding vines, which produce thick skinned fruit, small berries, and concentrated flavors. The wines from the area have beautifully developed tannins and a soft, plush texture.
Wine from this site: 2014 Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir