21 Apr Scribe
region: Carneros, Sonoma
grape: Pinot 2014
Scribe was found in 2007 on an old turkey farm three miles east of Sonoma’s town square by brothers (and 4th generation almond and walnut farmers) Adam and Andrew Mariani. Their first vintage was in 2011 and they haven’t looked back. These guys are heralded for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and vibrantly juicy dry Riesling wines. Organically grown vines are complimented by seasonally rotated organic fruits and vegetables and an apiary to house bees that pollinate all the crops.
the region of (los) Carneros, “The Rams”
No doubt about it – Carneros is gorgeous. This region straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. Vineyard production here is influenced by the cooling effect of the Pacific Ocean that rolls in cooling evening fogs, warm days and a long growing season. The most important grapes here are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, where the reds “are praised for their crisp, tight structure, with spicy berry flavors” and Chardonnay wines are “typically crisp and lively, with lemon and pineapple.” Several wineries here also produce fantastic sparkling wines.