2021 Pinot Noir
Sun Chase Vineyard
Sun Chase Vineyard is a sunny, breezy, ocean-facing mountain site in the Petaluma Gap AVA, whose cobbly soils promote deep, bright, layered pinot noir.
The scent of Bergamot introduces a firmly structured palate of blueberry and black cherry, with notes of earth and black trumpet mushroom. The finish is long and bright, with fine tannins.
25% whole cluster, 15 months in 30% new French oak. 14.5% alcohol. 195 cases produced.
$45 / bottle
Play in the dirt and dig deep
John Martin: MAKER
Jenifer Freebairn: BARKER
Our adventures in wine are a treasure of pleasure and inspiration. Getting into a cellar or vineyard with a winemaker wherever we are, grounds us in that place and time like nothing else. Perspectives on the seasons and soils, and tales of familiar challenges and triumphs bring laughter and a sense of connection. As scrappy creatives, we thrive on the openness and insights of other winemakers as much as we love the direct sensory experience of tasting with them.
While Wow and Flutter is firmly grounded in here and now, it is inspired by impressions that have followed us home across oceans and over time, especially Burgundy and more specifically Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin. We have made and marketed a lot of wine for other people, and we are excited that this time it’s for us – and for you. – John and Jen
Let it breathe
Sun Chase Vineyard,
Sun Chase Vineyard is a series of small cobbly-soil parcels cresting the western slopes of Sonoma Mountain looking out to the Pacific. Ample sun above the fog line, and cool evening ocean breezes conspire for beneficial stress and allow for a long, slow maturation period. Owner Alex Guarachi is a longtime friend in wine and we are inspired to produce wine from his coveted family vineyard.