One of the larger AVAa s in Northern California, the Sonoma Coast encompassesmultiple meso-climates that could make a case for being their own discrete AVAa s.Both vineyards used for this appellation blend are located in an area known as thePetaluma Gap a " a break in the coastal range that allows a large flow of cool maritimeair and coastal fog directly from the Pacific Ocean. This factor combined with thesouthwest facing hillside locations makes for high acidity, intensely flavored fruit.
Winemaker vintages notes. "2008 provided a cool, dry winter, followed by a mild summer that finished up with a nice warm period into harvest. This great weather and a small crop level were enhanced by the cool Pacific breezes and coastal fog that make their way through the Petaluma Gap; making for pristine and intense fruit."