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  • Location: Sonoma Coast, California
  • Elevation: 280-350 feet
  • Proximity to the San Pablo Bay: 8.4 miles
  • Row Orientation: East to West on a rolling hill
  • Clones: Pinot Noir Dijon clone 667, Swan & Calera
  • Vine age: 10 years
  • Soil: (Pliocene) Siltstone and Claystone
  • Spacing: ‘8 x 5’

The Hyde family has a fantastic eye when it comes to planting great vineyards and in 2008, we were fortunate to secure some fruit from their Sonoma Stage vineyard. With its incredible maritime influence due to its proximity to the San Francisco bay, this frigid site is always the last to be picked. Planted on Adobe soils, each vintage the vineyard struggles to ripen due to both the low vigorous soils as well as its cold climate. The results are incredibly small berries & clusters with massive intensity. This site really takes growing to the edge.