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2015 Land of Promise Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir
 

THE WINE

Our ultimate goal as a family is to create a great wine that represents our vineyard: Terra de Promissio. Terra de Promissio wines are recognizable by intensity of character, deep color and remarkable textures—results of the vineyard's southwest facing hills and low yields. More distinctive characteristics are found in the vibrant and exuberant aromatics—a result of the Sonoma Coast’s cold winds and fog of the Petaluma Gap. The combination rewards us with exceptional and age-worthy Pinot Noir.

For the last 17 years, Terra de Promissio, has been dedicated to growing Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir grapes for multiple premium wineries such as Kistler, Kosta Browne, Hanzell, Lynmar, Spell, Whetstone and Williams Selyem. Wines with Terra de Promissio grapes have received numerous awards and accolades including being part of the Wine Spectator’s 2011 Wine of the Year - the 2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

Our inaugural 2013 vintage is now sold out.  We are now offering the 2014 Land of Promise. Production of Land of Promise Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is extremely limited. For information on obtaining this wine, please click the Acquire button above or below.

THE WINEMAKING

Winemaking and viticulture must be seen as a whole, rather than as separate parts. This is essential to producing the best wine we possibly can. And in true collaborative family fashion, Charles, Diana, Diana's Mother, Father and her sister Alina contribute to managing the vineyard on a day to day basis.  Even Christian and Grace contribute by scaring off birds during the harvest season.

Diana is also tasked with overseeing the making of the wine. This teamwork is essential to our family’s goals, and allows the work in the vineyards and winery to be of one and the same objective. We implement a very focused, precise approach to the wine, wherein each individual block is considered and handled separately. We vinify the small lots using artisanal methods: hand-sorting, native yeast fermentation, hand punch-downs, no fining and no filtering. All considerations are driven by the vineyard identity and respect for the wine.

This attention to detail and hands on style by family members retains the character of Terra de Promissio.

  Hand harvesting in the cold of the night is best for the fruit. These grapes arrived at the winery cold, fresh and in pristine condition .

Hand harvesting in the cold of the night is best for the fruit. These grapes arrived at the winery cold, fresh and in pristine condition.

  Sorting, tasting, smelling, observing—close and persistent attention to every detail is critical throughout the life of the wine.

Sorting, tasting, smelling, observing—close and persistent attention to every detail is critical throughout the life of the wine.

  After draining from fermentation tanks, Land of Promise is aged in the best French oak barrels to create an age-worth wine.

After draining from fermentation tanks, Land of Promise is aged in the best French oak barrels to create an age-worth wine.