The Durell Vineyard, owned and operated by the Price family since 1998, is situated on a 150 acre lot bisecting the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Carneros AVA’s. This unique area enjoys the best characteristics of each appellation, the cooling effects of San Pablo Bay to the South, the afternoon winds generated from the Pacific to the West, and the warmth of the Sonoma Valley to the North. The vineyard’s sloping hills, rocky clay loam soils and low-vigor vines help keep yields low while its clonal diversity ensures great complexity. The Durell Vineyard is considered one of the top five vineyards in Sonoma County, as it consistently produces wines of great depth and complexity.
The 2011 Pinot Noir is a blend of three different clones, 13, 115, and 777. The fruit was harvested during the first week of October due to the impending rain. It was aged for 14 months in 60% new French oak from a variety of cooperages before being bottled unfiltered.