Gold Medals: 2011 SF Chronicle Wine Competition, 2011 SF International Competition and Pinot Noir Shootout
The Exuberance label is our reserve bottling that we will produce for only the finest vintages. Vintages that we believe will be one of the finest of the decade. It takes exceptional grapes to make award-winning wine. Our unique terroir, meticulous organic farming practices, and minimalist winemaking philosophy result in exceptional wines.
Planted in 1998, our 3.75-acre, organic Sonoma Coast vineyard, bordering on Los Carneros is comprised entirely of French Dijon Clones 115, 667 and 777. The vineyard experiences the full impact of San Francisco Bay’s cooling fog in the summer. Phil Coturri’s biodynamic vineyard management practices along with dry-farming and cane pruning result in small yields (less than 1.5 tons per acre) of the highest quality grapes. The vineyard is certified organic by CCOF.
The Canihan Family vineyards are ideally located in the Sonoma Valley, and because we border on the Los Carneros Appellation, the vineyards receive the cool evening breezes and early morning fog from San Francisco Bay that provide for perfect grape growing conditions. Biodynamic vineyard management practices, dry-farming, and hand-harvesting only at complete ripeness, fermentation with naturally occurring native yeast, and no fining or filtering result in flavorful wines expressive of our “terroir”.
100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir Dijon Clones 115, 667, and 777
100% French Oak, Aged 22 Months