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Owned by the Guidici family, and planted and farmed by our Vineyard Manager Charlie Chenoweth, Guidici is an exciting cool-climate vineyard that we have been sourcing fruit from since 2013. In our search for the best pinot noir sites on the Sonoma Coast, we came across this beautiful, sloping vineyard tucked away in the redwoods west of the town of Occidental. While there, we noticed three black birds perched above the vineyard, watching over the vines—thus the name. 

 Our Three Perch fruit is comprised of three renowned clones: Calera, 777 and Pommard, grown at an elevation of approximately 900 feet and dry farmed—a unique approach that adds nuance and complexity to the grapes. The fruit was harvested by hand at night and cold soaked for 5 to 7 days, with one pump-over a day. The three clones were co-fermented using native yeast as 95% destemmed grapes, and 5% whole clusters. Once fermentation began, we switched to two punch-downs daily. The wine was aged for 11 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% of which were new. 

 This complex cool-climate wine is seductive and alluring with aromas of dark fruit, candied plum and forest air. On the palate, black cherry flavors mingle with notes of brambly berry and forest floor, all supported by robust tannins and a bright, natural acidity that adds poise and focus to the long, refreshing finish. 

Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Clones
Calera, 777, Pommard
Planted
2003
Yield
1.25tons per acre 
Soil
Goldridge
Climate
Cool nights, foggy mornings and warm afternoons
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Louis Latour, Taransaud - 40% new
pH
3.48
Acid
6.5 grams per liter
Alcohol
14.5%
Production
Strictly limited production, only 175 cases produced 
Cellar Recommendation
Enjoy now through 2024

2016
Three Perch
Pinot Noir