Vineyard: Kaufman-Sunnyslope

AppellationSonoma Mountain
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Willowbrook Kaufman Sunnyslope Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 207 cases, $42. Double Gold Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Vineyard planted in 1994 and owned by Jim and Sue Kaufman, this 6-acre vineyard sits on the cooler north side of the Sonoma Mountain AVA. Clone 777. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. A welcome perfume of fresh cherries and cranberries great the drinker. Elegantly composed, with charming flavors of cherry, raspberry, cola and smoky oak. The tannins are refined and the finish is particularly notable for its silkiness and extended length. Score: 91. Reviewed December 12, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Willowbrook Kaufmann Sunnyslope Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $42. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Very pleasant array of scents including Bing cherry, black raspberry coulis and conifer. Light to mid weight flavors of black cherry, plum and cassis. Soft and caressing on the palate with impressive mid palate presence and finishing length. Forward drinking with modest tannins and well integrated acidity. Still very appealing the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed January 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Willowbrook Kaufman Sunnyslope Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 168 cases, $42. Released July 2013. From JCO Limited Wine by Joseph C. Otos. Grapes are from a 7-acre high-altitude vineyard. A mix of Dijon and Mariafeld clones. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose is savory with predominant aromas of dried herbs, bark and tea leaf. Some red cherry and spice shows up over time in the glass. Juicy and bright, offering light to mid weight flavors of red cherries and berries with an herbal and oak (tobacco and mocha) underpinning, finishing a bit shallow. Score: 87. Reviewed August 15, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Willowbrook Kaufman Sunnyslope Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 192 cases, $42. Released July 2011. This vineyard is located between the Silver Pines and Van der Kamp vineyards in the western corner of Sonoma Mountain. 7 acres of Dijon clones and clone 23. The site receives 180-degree intense sun and intense winds in the afternoons. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Alluring aromas of red cherries and red raspberries with hints of spice, toasted brioche and rose petals. Medium weighted flavors of red cherries and raspberries echo the aromas with supporting oak in the background. Nicely spiced with an appealing savory edge. Well-structured with fine grain tannins suggesting age ability. Very Good. Reviewed August 13, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »