Vineyard: Sanchietti

OwnersLouie Sanchietti, Nancy Sanchietti
AppellationRussian River Valley
StoryOriginally planted by Warren Dutton and produced Pinot Noir under various labels for two decades before Merry Edwards assumed a lease in 2009. The vineyard, originally planted to a Beringer field selection, was in decline and was replanted with cuttings from the Windsor Gardens Vineyard in 2012.
Dates Planted1988; replanted 2012
Acres5.5
LocationHilltop in Green Valley of Russian River Valley.
AspectEast and southeast
SoilsGoldridge sandy loam
VarietiesPinot Noir
ClonesBeringer field selection
Trellis Spacing6' x 12'; cordon; AxR rootstock

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2005 Dutton-Goldfield Sanchietti Vineyard Old Clone Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

$48. · Martini clones. The aromatics are flat and non-expressive. Memorable black raspberry finish that goes on and on. Brooding and needs time or decanting. Reviewed March 23, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch/Sanchietti Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.8%, $58. alc., 343 cases, Goldfield has worked with fruit from this vineyard at La Crema and Hartford Court before bottling it under the Dutton-Goldfield label beginning in 2002. · A fruit driven beauty with demure dark red Pinot fruits that are elegant and juicy. More subdued and sensuous than the Freestone Hill with well-concealed tannins, it will be even better with more time in the bottle. Reviewed January 20, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »