Sundawg Ridge Vineyard, Green Valley, Russian River Valley

Jim Pratt also farms Chuck Kenzler and Nancy Winn’s Green Valley of Russian River Valley Vineyard, Sundawg Ridge. A small 6.5-acre vineyard comprised of north and south-facing aspects planted to Pommard, 115, and Calera clones. Coupled with the sloped hillsides found at the site, this gives us a fairly broad flavor palette. The sandy loam soils provide plush tannin and lots of concentrated, dark bramble fruits. We often find an additional roasted coffee/cacao note on the palette. Winemaker Tim Colla plays with whole cluster fermentations from this vineyard to try and balance the innate fruitiness found in the Russian River.