We strive to create wines that are far-reaching in flavor, finesse, and personality.
For Winemaker Kenneth Juhasz, vinification is a matter of call and response. The call comes from world-class vineyards rooted in one-of-a-kind locales. The response comes from a winemaking style that is both wise and intuitive.
The Durell Chardonnay dazzles with its one-two punch of breezy tropical fruit and grounding minerality. It’s a textured wine with an even build and a lasting finish.
“With the Chardonnay, you get the influence and characteristics of all three AVAs: Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Carneros,” says Rob Harris, Director of Vineyard Operations. In other words: bold flavors, bright acidity, and plenty of complexity.
Pinot Noir is challenging to grow, but Durell Vineyard has everything in its favor. Warm valley days, cool coastal nights, and volcanic soils make for well-rounded wines that show both purity of fruit and striking minerality.
Kenneth has worked with the site for well over a decade and admires its reliable quality and outspoken flavors. “There is a lot of red and black fruit with an underlayer of earth. The Dunstan Pinot Noir really showcases the terroir of Durell”.
STAR MOORING FARM
The wine from this Willamette Valley site relies on rare soil types, ideal exposure, and outstanding topography to sing its idiosyncratic song.
And yet, in a lot of ways, what comes out of Star Mooring Farm reminds us of Burgundy, the birthplace of Pinot Noir. “They’re still young vines, but I tend to get concentrated dark fruit—a style I particularly like that reminds me of Gevrey-Chambertin”.