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Raye's Hill

Owner(s) Dan Sokolow, Raye Sokolow
Web site www.rayeshill.com
 
Link to this site
Raye and Dan Sokolow are Chicago refugees who moved to Anderson Valley and planted their estate vineyard in 1997. They currently produce 1,000 case of wine, primarily Pinot Noir, for their estate vineyard and other vineyards in the valley. The wines are sold on the website. Tasting is by appointment.

Reviewed Wines

2005 Raye’s Hill Henneberg Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 280 cases, $26. From a 14 acre neighboring vineyard. · Reviewed June 9, 2008 ARTICLE »

2005 Raye’s Hill Vineyard & Winery Henneberg Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 280 cases, $26. This is the first vineyard-designate from the Henneberg Vineyard for Raye’s Hill. This 14-acre vineyard is farmed by Matt and Jeannie Henneberg and is in close proximity to the Raye’s Hill estate. Clones are 115 and Pommard. · This is a very charming wine with plenty of spice and vim. On the demure side, with impeccable balance. Very high quality for this modest price. Reviewed July 7, 2008 ARTICLE »

2005 Raye’s Hill Vineyards & Winery Henneberg Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 280 cases, $26. Released January 2008. The 14-acre Henneberg Vineyard is owned by Matt and Jeannie Henneberg and is located in the deep end of the Anderson Valley. 100% Pommard clone. 3-day cold soak, fermentation in 1-ton open top fermenters, pressed into French oak barrels and aged for 16 months. · This is a pleasing wine that has attractive aromas and flavors of brown-spiced ripe cherries and cola. Good backbone of ripe tannins and brisk acidity on the refreshing finish. A great value in a hand crafted artisan Pinot Noir. All the Raye’s Hill Pinot Noirs are similarly priced. Reviewed June 5, 2009 ARTICLE »

2004 Raye’s Hill Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 495 cases, $24. A blend from four vineyards. · Reviewed June 9, 2008 ARTICLE »

2004 Raye’s Hill Wightman House Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 103 cases, $24. From a 2 acre vineyard in Boonville planted to Martini clone. · Reviewed June 9, 2008 ARTICLE »

2004 Raye’s Hill Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 103 cases, $26. From Raye’s Hill Vineyard, Cerise Vineyard, and Wightman House Vineyard. · Reviewed June 9, 2008 ARTICLE »

2004 Raye’s Hill Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 105 cases, $28. · Reviewed June 9, 2008 ARTICLE »