Wine

A TASTE OF THE WILDERNESS

Savor this unique wine sourced from a hidden gem known as Mendocino Ridge.  This non-contiguous isolated appellation is the epitome of high elevation coastal farming.   The rugged and steep hillsides require costly and extreme farming techniques, but the result is grapes which are highly sought by premium winemakers.  Low vigor vines produce small sized, loosely packed clusters with tiny berries creating wines with unique flavors from this distinct microclimate – just nine miles from the Pacific Ocean, as the crow flies . . .  Above the fog and closer to the sun, with all its glory, Mendocino Ridge is truly about Farming in the Wilderness™.

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2019 Murder Ridge Chardonnay

121 cases produced

Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard: Perli Vineyards

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge

Cooperage: Exclusively French Oak Barrels

Clones: 76 & Robert Young

Price:  $38.00

THE WINE

Potato Patch block Chardonnay grapes are a particular favorite of our local bears. Bright straw color. Aromas of citrus and apple with hints of white flowers, lemon curd, and hazelnut. Apple again in the mouth, leading into lemon peel and toasted bread in the structured finish. Regular wind and rising fog blanket this block contributing to the cool coastal character of the wine.

2019 Wildlands Pinot Noir

94 cases produced

Variety: 100%Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Perli Vineyards

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge

Cooperage: Exclusively French Oak Barrels

Elevation: 1550′ to 1720’

Clones: 667 & 777

Price: $42.00

THE WINE

Our Wildlands bottlings are based on estate grapes occasionally joined with fruit from nearby Mendocino Ridge AVA vineyards. Delicate  rose color. Bright red cherry and apple peel aromas with hints of pastry cream. Cherry and apple in the mouth with notes of cranberry, earth, and savory herbs. Bright and vibrant, Wildlands Pinot Noir reflects its cool coastal roots.

2018 Murder Ridge Pinot Noir

94 cases produced

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Perli Vineyards

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge

Cooperage: Exclusively French Oak Barrels

Clones: 667, 777 and Martini

Elevation: 1720’

Price: $52.00

THE WINE

Fruit from our Murder Ridge and Steve’s Ridge block, with Martini clone Pinot from Steve’s Ridge contributing to the depth of this big, bright wine. Garnet color. A dense aromatic medley of wild berries, cherry, and dried raspberry leads into concentrated flavors of cherry, stone fruits, baking spice and earth. This wine is a classic example of coastal high elevation Pinot Noir.

2019 Final Confession Pinot Noir

44 cases produced

Variety: 100%Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Perli Vineyards

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge

Cooperage: Exclusively French Oak Barrels

Clones: Martini, with small amounts of 667 & 777

Elevation: 1750′

Price: $62.00

THE WINE

Final Confession: We bottle this Pinot Noir only in the best vintages, from select barrels. Bright medium red color. Dense black cherry liqueur aroma with hints of rose petal and dried strawberry. Flavors of cherry and black licorice finish with earthy, dark spice, silky tannins and a hint of oak. This is almost all Martini clone from the top three rows of our Steve’s Ridge block.

2019 Murder Ridge Zinfandel

70 cases produced

Variety: Zinfandel Field Blend: 90% Zinfandel, with Syrah & Petite Sirah, co-fermented.

Vineyard: Perli Vineyards — Hand Tended Block

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge

Cooperage: Exclusively French Oak Barrels

Clones: Zeni and DuPratt Heritage Clones

Elevation: 1450’

Price: $38.00

THE WINE

This big, old-school Zinfandel comes from the steepest part of our Perli Home Block’s Hand Tended section. Heritage DuPratt and Zeni clone vines. Dark  ruby color. Brambly wild blackberry aromas with hints of black licorice and oak spice. Dense flavors of blackberry and bittersweet chocolate with complexities of anise, vanilla, black plum and orange zest.

2018 Potato Patch Syrah

50 cases produced

Variety: Syrah Field Blend: 95% Syrah with Grenache & Viognier, co-fermented.

Vineyard: Perli Vineyards — Potato Patch Block.

Clones: Old McDowell, 877 

Elevation: 2215′

Price: $45.00

THE WINE

Syrah grapes from our high elevation (2215 feet) Potato Patch block. Deep purple color. Dark and savory varietal aromas with hints of pepper and sweet spice. Black currant and blueberry flavors are dense and firm, layered with a subtle smokiness. An intense wine, with silky tannins. It shows the large frame and finesse possible in this vineyard and AVA.

Fear Not The Wax

Simply insert a standard corkscrew
directly through the wax into
the cork and turn. The wax and
cork will be removed cleanly.

Enjoy!