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Vineyard: Pfendler

OwnerKimberly Pfendler
AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Pfendler Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.618, 300 cases, $38. Clones 4 and Hyde-Wente. Brix at harvest 24º 100% barrel fermented and 100% malolactic fermentation. 8 months sur lees aging and 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderate golden yellow color with a slight haze (unfiltered) in the glass. An array of appealing aromas emerge over time in the glass including lemon, grilled grapefruit, fresh brioche, pastry cream and toffee. Delicious core of discreetly rich lemon, grapefruit and pineapple fruits accented with a buttery toffee note. Crisp on the palate with a slight creamy texture and a bright, refreshing finish. The wine became more appealing over time in the glass to the point that I hated to stop sipping. My wife, who is quite the Chardonnay connoisseur, loved this wine as well. Score: 94. Reviewed March 29, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Pfendler Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.586, 350 cases, $45. Pommard clone and Swan and Calera selections. Harvest Brix 23º. 100% de-stemmed, 7-day whole berry cold soak, 8 months sur lees aging, 11 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Alluring aromas of fresh red cherries, with hints of spice, mushroom and cedar. Very polished and elegant in the mouth, featuring ripe darker red cherry and berry flavors accented with spice and earthiness. Impeccably balanced with gossamer tannins and a bright, persistent, lip-smacking finish. This wine conveys a special sense of richness, roundness and brightness you don’t find everyday in Pinot Noir. Score: 94. Reviewed March 29, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Pfendler Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $42. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with an array of spiced, dark red fruits. Opens nicely over time in the glass, revealing a medium weight core of red and dark red Pinot fruits with a notable hint of pomegranate, spice and oak char. Mild tannins, bright acidity and some length on the finish. A charming wine that aims to please. Very good. Reviewed April 4, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Pfendler Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 400 cases, $45. This wine incorporates fruit from each one of Kimberly Pfendler’s four vineyards located in the Petaluma Gap (Penngrove, Pullis, Helgren, and Pfendler). Clones are Swan, Calera, Pommard and Dijon 828.Crafted by noted winemaker Greg Bjornstad. 100% de-stemmed, 7-day whole berry cold soak, 8 months sur lees aging and 11 months total aging in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of darker fruits with hints of pepper and oak vanillin. Moderately rich and intense blackberry, cassis and sweet black plum flavors persisting through the lengthy, fruit-driven finish. A bit clunky and out of sorts now, needing another 6 to 12 months in bottle to fully come together. Good (+). Reviewed November 2, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Pfendler Vineyards Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., 200 cases, $38. Wente (4) clone. · Pale straw color in the glass. Shy upon opening revealing subtle aromas of fresh brioche, butter creme, poached pear and crushed rock with smoky oak showing up over time in the glass. Understated and seductive in style with appealing flavors of vanilla creme and lemon zest and the faintest cinnamon spice and minerality. Bright acidity lifts the pleasing finish. Still young and I am sure will match the 2007 version tit for tat with another year in the cellar. Very good. Reviewed May 24, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Pfendler Vineyards Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 400 cases, $45. · Swan selection and Dijon 114, 115, 777 and 828 clones. Very lovely, even captivating, perfume of ripe strawberries, raspberries, herbs, red licorice and graham. Tasty black raspberry and strawberry attack with a touch of earthiness. Beautifully composed with striking mid-palate intensity and a velvety mouth feel. Even at this young age, this is a charming wine that is drinking nicely and well worth your interest. Very good (+). Reviewed May 24, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Pfendler Vineyards Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.2% alc., $38. · A marvelous wine styled perfectly to my preferences. Complex nose of buttered popcorn, honey, lemon zest, honeydew and spiced apple. Delicious flavors of pear tart and baking spices. A demure wine that is beautifully proportioned with a lasting and aromatic finish. Reviewed May 24, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Pfendler Vineyards Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 350 cases, $45. · Delicate aromas of well-oaked cherries and berries. Medium-weighted core of dark red stone fruits and blueberries with underlying oak toast. A gentle wine with admirable finesse, soft tannins and a silky mouthfeel, but with more intrusion of oak than I prefer. Decent. Reviewed May 24, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Copeland Creek Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $30. · This Pinot is more akin to one from the Russian River Valley than the Sonoma Coast. A lovely perfume of cherries, musk, vanilla and oak (I would like to put some behind my ear and cuddle up my wife). The wine contains a super sized dose of Bing cherries and a touch of exotic woods and spice on the finish. Perfectly balanced. A righteous wine with plenty of spunk. Reviewed June 19, 2006 WINERY »

2002 Copeland Creek Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 450 cases, $30, sold out. · This charmer has a pretty and assertive nose of strawberries, cranberries and nutmeg. The deep cherry and red berry flavors are notable, but it is the Chambolle-like spice that really turned me on. Great when you pull the cork and equally fine an hour or two later. Reviewed June 19, 2006 WINERY »