Vineyard: Hillcrest Estate

Hillcrest Estate
OwnersCarl Briggs, Lisa Lawrence
AppellationSonoma Coast
StoryHome to the original Chardonnay planting in the West Sonoma Coast. It has since been replanted to Pinot Noir.
Dates Planted2005
LocationJust outside the town of Occidental, adjacent Charles Heintz Vineyard & Winery.
SoilsGoldridge loam.
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones115, Calera, Swan
Trellis Spacing4' x 7'
ManagersCarl Briggs, Lisa Lawrence

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Senses Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.54, $40. Released fall 2013. Sourced from Hillcrest Estate and Tanuda vineyards. BArrel aged for 11 months in 25% new French oak barres. Winemaker is Thomas Rivers Brown. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Soaring scents of oak-infused red and black cherries and redwood forest. Modest concentration of darker red cherry and berry fruits with a muscular backbone of firm tannins which show up on the finish. A solid wine with charming fruit that could use more time in bottle to soften and integrate the tannins. Score: 89. Reviewed July 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »