All of our pinot noirs are unfiltered and unfined, ensuring the purest expression of the grape. Because pinot noir is such a delicate grape, we do not use pumps; we use 100% gravity during harvest, crush, press, and bottling, to preserve the subtle nuances of the wine. And half of the fermentation bins are done with indigenous yeast.
Note: Minimum order for non-Wine Group members is three bottles or $75. Thank you!
2017 Estate Pinot Noir, Terra NarroVery attractive wine and an exceptional value – a great everyday drinking wine
2016 Estate Pinot Noir, CuveeMix of 5 pinot noir clones from estate home vineyard; excellent balance--pairs well with many foods
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Cuvee, Half-bottleBecause half-bottles age quicker than larger ones, this is drinking very nicely right now.
2017 Estate Pinot Noir, Diane's BlockGrown on 5-acre block, all estate, slightly warmer site, at a lower elevation, resulting in a bit more fruit forward notes
2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Henry's Block - SOLD OUTFrom one-acre block in oldest part of original 3-acre estate vineyard with legendary Waldenswil 2A clone. Available only through Wine Group and/or at tasting room.
2016 Estate Pinot Noir, 100% Whole Cluster SOLD OUTOnce upon a time, all red grapes were fermented without destemming, but the 100% whole cluster protocol is now unusual, even in Burgundy. Available only to WG members and/or at the tasting rooms. SOLD OUT
2017 Estate Pinot Noir, 100% Wild YeastBecause wild yeast fermentations usually involve multiple genera and species of yeast, each of which leaves a distinctive aromatic signature, wines that rely on wild yeast populations often display, as here, unusual aromatic interest. Available only to WG members and/or at the tasting room.
2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Wood Tank SOLD OUTFermented up to eight weeks in French oak, one-ton, open fermentation tanks; distinctive flavor profile; pairs well with many foods. SOLD OUT
2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Proprietor's ReserveWindy Oaks signature wine, primarily from 1.5 acre Bay Block of original 3-acre vineyard. Classic Burgundian flavors with elegance, finesse and layering in the Chambolle-Musigny style. Available only to WG members and/or at the tasting room.
2016 Estate Syrah, Vaccaro Family VineyardThird vintage of a cool climate syrah reminiscent of a restrained northern Rhone. The Vaccaro vineyard, less than two acres, faces southwest on a steep hillside 1000 feet above the Monterey Bay, adjacent to the Windy Oaks estate pinot noir vineyard
2016 'One-Acre' Estate ChardonnayGrown on a one-acre hillside block in the estate vineyard, a crisp, non-oaky Chardonnay, similar to a white Burgundy. The crystalline and Chassagne-Montrachet-like is a tribute to the fine and mineral driven wines of Burgundy with subtle elegance and serious structure highlighting the magic of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Available only to WG members and/or at the tasting room
2015 'Old Vine' Estate Chardonnay, Miller VineyardGrown on barely an acre, this 50-year old vineyard sits atop a sun-drenched knoll, in the hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation; unusual in the firmament of California chardonnay, and very attractive; this wine may appeal to consumers wary of more typical editions of chardonnay, from both sides of the Atlantic
2014 Viognier-Chalone, 'Old Vine' Monterey - SOLD OUTA light-bodied rendition of this highly fragrant varietal from the legendary Chalone Antle Vineyard in Monterey County
2015 Mourvedre 'Old Vine' ChaloneA grape grown primarily in the Rhone region of France, this edition is from a half-acre of 50-year old vines in the Chalone appellation of Monterey County.
2017 Bastide la Combe RoseMade from 100% Grenache grapes in the French Provencal style; harvested at low brix, so low alcohol; soaked for 8 hours on the skins using traditional Provencal winemaking approach; from Cedar Lane vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County; crisp, light, but full of flavor and perfect for all casual foods; only 120 cases produced
2015 Grenache, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey CountyFrom a select vineyard in the highly prized cooler climate Santa Lucia Highlands, a light wine that is fruit-forward and aromatic, with crisp acidity. A go-to red wine for all spring and summer foods. Aged 24 months in one- and two-use French oak
2015 Night Owl RedClassic Rhone blend of Grenache (45%), Syrah (25%) and Mourvedre (30%) from Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco, and Chalone, Monterey
2016 Santa Lucia Highlands ChardonnayComing off the Escolle Vineyard, next to the famous Garys Vineyard, this Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged sur lie to give lush textural quality while remaining vibrant and elegant in the glass with a pale golden hue
2015 Viognier, Cedar Lane Vineyard, MontereyCedar Lane is a rocky site with cool nights, allowing for a ripe and full bodied graceful mouth feel; in the French style, showing a vital and vigorous focus, but with a sense of rich detail and textural charm; its opulent density is very pleasing and its mineral elements and zesty verve deliver energy and elegance with seamless layers of classic honeysuckle, apricot, peach pit tanginess, faint citrus marmalade, verbena/orange honeycomb, subtle wood nuances and crunchy chalky stones; aged 14 months in neutral French oak, 72 cases
2015 Sparkling Albarino SOLD OUTThe native grape of the northwest region of Spain, this version is from the Arroyo Seco area of Monterey County. A celebratory wine for any occasion. On the nose, complex and expressive, releasing notes of sea water and white fruit; a toasted bread and almond kernel character pervade; on the mouth it is broad, tasty and fresh; the finish is pleasant and crispy. Pairs well with most foods, including desserts, but especially with seafood, chicken dishes, and Spanish cheeses; only 131 cases produced. SOLD OUT