Notre Vue Estate Wines
Notre Vue Estate Wines unique terroir is located entirely within both the Chalk Hill and Russian River Valley appellations in north-eastern Sonoma County. The lower portion of our property lies at approximately 200 feet of elevation and is similar to much of the Russian River Valley, with deep, rich clay-loam soils.
This area is often affected by the fog and cool winds that snake their way up through the river valley from the Pacific Ocean. This delicate marine influence affords our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay a long, cool growing season that allows for great flavor development and retention of natural acidity.
As one heads northeast through our vineyard, tracing the boundary of our Forever Wild nature preserve, there is nearly 800 feet of elevation gain. These hillside plantings lie on shallower soils with sedimentary bedrock at about 36 inches.
These steep hillsides limit the vines’ access to water, naturally limiting vigor and yields, which produces grapes with more intensity and complexity. The higher elevation here also allows for more sunlight and warmer mornings than the valley floor. These conditions create an ideal environment for growing our later ripening Bordeaux varieties.
This elegant medium-bodied Cabernet Franc is perfectly balanced from nose to finish with swirls of mixed berries and earthly components. Aromas of muddled black cherries, sage and lavender ignite your senses on the nose mirroring a sophisticated tincture, which are then embraced by hints of crushed gravel and sweet tobacco leaves. On the palate, notes of cranberry juice are compacted by waves of various perzines ranging from cracked black pepper to spiced chilis, which linger on a smooth and dry finish.
A classic trio, this GSM displays wild strawberries and cherries on the nose, along with angel-food cake, crushed herbs, and black pepper. The palate follows with waves of rich red plums, Rainier cherries, cardamom, and dried herbs. Pair this wine with robust dishes such as cassoulet, roast duck, or rustic country sausage.
The luscious ruby color of this GSM blend is met on the nose with fruit-forward aromatics of dark cherry, plum and jammy blueberry, mirroring the hue of the wine. Velvety notes of rose petal and sandalwood envelop these berries with hints of pink peppercorn as the finished parcel of this nose. The palate is equally as enticing with notes of sweet tobacco leaf and dark chocolate taking the forefront, followed by acidity embodied by bright red berry notes and whispers of sage on a dry finish.
A decadent Bordeaux style red blend to perfectly pair with a romantic night in with loved ones. Delectable perfumes of Luxardo cherries swirl in the glass with pirouettes of rich chocolate, cedar and nutmeg. These notes are complimented on the palate with expressions of black currents, dark chocolate, and black tea within firm dry tannins.