Azaya is the Sanskrit word for sanctuary and the name of our vineyard nestled in the Petaluma Gap. There, the rolling hills are gently cooled by morning fog and enjoy a longer hangtime.
Our premiere release of the 2014 Azaya Pinot Noir has a gorgeous dark ruby color. The opening bouquet has wild strawberries, lavender, and blueberries with a dollop of crème frâíche. The soil at our Azaya vineyard is more “agricultural” in nature lending some flavors of cherry pit to the wine. The fruit is more in the blue/black tone with a faint earthiness. With 20 months of aging in French oak 500L puncheons (of which 15% were new,) the tannins are fairly firm with a light overlay of cedarwood from the balanced oak.
Awards: Sommelier Challenge - GOLD San Diego International Wine Competition - GOLD 2018 Harvest Challenge Wine Competition - GOLD, 92 points