The Sangiacomos set down roots in the loamy Sonoma soil more than 80 years ago. Respecting what has worked in the past. Implementing new viticultural practices to improve quality and preserve the environment. The Sangiacomo's are dedicated more than ever to producing Pinot Noirs of nuance and longevity.
The two weather conditions that describe the Carneros AVA is Windy and foggy. This cool appellation is situated on the northern edge of San Pablo Bay and experiences only moderate rain annually and very thin soils. Fog rolling in from the bay keeps the grapes cool in the strong summer sun—making this a prime growing area for cool-loving varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The fruit we source is from a small Pommard block of Pinot Noir in the Carneros region just south of the town of Sonoma. Yields are maintained at lower levels for increased quality, ranging from 3 to 5 tons/acre. Fermentations go through malolactic fermentation for added complexity. The result is a generous mouthful of rich, complex Pinot Noir, with nice layering, finishing with delightful notes of spice.
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW)
Planted Acreage: 155
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot
Appellations: Carneros and Sonoma Coast
See our: Pinot Noir & Rosé of Pinot Noir
Vineyards we've worked with include:
Atoosa's Vineyard - Russian River Valley
Dry Stack Vineyard - Bennett Valley
Fallenleaf Vineyards - Sonoma Valley
Greywacke Vineyard - Russian River Valley
Hummingbird Hill Vineyard - Sonoma Coast
Ray Teldeschi Vineyards - Dry Creek Valley
Sangiacomo Vineyards - Carneros
Windsor Oaks Vineyards - Russian River Valley