Vineyard: Soul Patch

OwnerGuy Davis
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir, Zinfandel
ManagersGuy Davis

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2018 Davis Family Vineyards Soul Patch Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $55. Grown, vinted and bottled by Davis Family Wines, Sebastopol, CA. Native yeast fermentation in open-top fermentors after a 5 to 7-day cold soak. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 33% new, 33% one-year, and 33% 2-year. Only the favorite barrels of winemakers Guy and Cole Davis are included in this bottling. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Terrific aromatic purity upon opening with scents of blackberry, Dr. Pepper and spice cake. Midweight plus in style and very comforting in the mouth, with a glorious display of well-spiced, blueberry, olallieberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors framed by supportive ripe tannins. Impeccable balance, finishing with the perfume of lovely Pinot must. High drinkable now, but the harmony and tannic backbone predict at least a 20-year life ahead. This beauty is like the gorgeous girl in school you always wanted to date. Score: 97. Reviewed April 10, 2021 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2016 Davis Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay

13.9% alc., $38. Best White Wine Sweepstakes Award at the 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Sourced from the Estate Soul Patch Vineyard. Farming is organic and biodynamic. Whole cluster pressed. 70% of grapes go to French oak barrels to undergo full malolactic fermentation. 30% is placed into stainless steel barrels. Aged one year and just before bottling the oak and stainless steel barrels are blended. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Lovely aromas of fresh-cut apple, lemon and pineapple. Sleek, crisp and satisfying, with flavors of lemon, pineapple, yellow apple and nutty oak that wow. Bright, clean acidity keeps the fruit in balance. The wine walks the line between fruit exuberance and vibrancy and can easily steal your heart. Score: 94. Reviewed January 6, 2018 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Davis Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $46 (sold out). A blend of grapes from Soul Patch, Starr Ridge and Dutton Ranch vineyards. · A cherry-driven wine sporting soft tannins that is forward drinking and easy to like. Accents of baking spice, cola and oak add interest to the juicy palate. Score: 90. Reviewed December 12, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Davis Family Vineyards Soul Patch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $55. Double Gold 2015 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. A barrel selection of favorite barrels of the vintage. Some whole cluster fermentation to lift the aromatics. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. As typical, this wine needs considerable decanting or several years in the cellar before it can be fully enjoyed. Upon opening, the nose is reluctant with subdued fruit trying to emerge. Highly structured and very tight, the wine showed great promise initially with bountiful black cherry and blackberry fruit veiled by oak and tannins. When tasted 4 days later from a previously opened and recorked bottle, this wine had completely transformed. In a word it was fantastic. The deep aroma and flavor of black cherry was intoxicating, there was considerable nuance shown by subtle spices and herbs, the oak had taken a backseat seasoning role, and the tannins had become very suave. The wine assumed an irresistable polish and developed extraordinary length on the finish. Score: 94-95. Reviewed December 12, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »