Pratt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Jim Pratt’s “Sexton Road” Vineyard is characterized by its sandy loam "Goldridge" soils and cool, true Sonoma Coast climate. That coupled with a plethora of clonal combinations (we use Pommard, 23, and 828) makes it a true winemaker’s site. However, this is a vineyard where the qualities of the site always trump the characteristics of the clones. In their youth, it is hard to differentiate between the clonal lots, though they are all obviously from Sexton Road. We regularly find high-pitched red and black bramble fruits, black tea, pine tree resin, and gobs of bright structured acidity.