"The wine is vibrant and complex with subtle dark fruits and berries, grandmother’s cherry pie, flowers, minerals, and a slight touch of rain-soaked earth, intertwined with a balance and very pleasing easy-going luxury. Should have been priced higher but what the hell."
Jayson Woodbridge (Hundred Acre) has branched out to Sonoma for his Summer Dreams project, which includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and two Pinot Noirs. "I'm trying to find the most unique little places, where you actually get that expression, where you get that cool climate," he said. "In fact, I'm buying a ranch out there, I love the Chardonnay so much." Notoriously reticent to reveal his grape sources (unless he owns the vineyard), Woodbridge did say, "Some of it's off the Petersen Ranch. Cold, windswept area but facing west, so it's a warm pocket in a cool area. Partially Goldridge soils." As these were the first white wines I'd tasted from Woodbridge, I was curious to hear his philosophy on the subject. "Making the white wine is about giving it the time to come into its own, to very gently treat the wine," he said. The two Pinot Noirs are quite different, which I suppose is the point. As Woodbridge said, "Super Chill is when you're thinking; for me, it's more powerful, structural and elegant. Golden Hour is richer, more flamboyant, celebratory in a way. It's super layered.""