2009 Pinot Noir, Quarter Moon Vineyard
Freestone area of the Sonoma Coast on the west side of the Bohemian Highway. Quarter Moon Vineyard lies on a south-facing slope at an elevation of up to 500 feet, above the fog line and only 5 miles, as the crow flies, from the Pacific Ocean. Its elevation and proximity to the ocean provides good solar radiation during the growing season. Cool, coastal breezes help to dry out moisture in the air left from morning fog. Dramatic changes in elevation, including slopes of 2 to 50 percent, result in moderately well-drained soils, medium runoff and slow permeability.
92 acres, 41 acres planted to Pinot Noir
Goldridge Series and sandy loam
The Phelps family and management team of Joseph Phelps Vineyards began developing 100 acres of vineyards near Freestone, CA in 1999 with the goal of producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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