All of our pinot noirs are unfiltered and unfined, ensuring the purest expression of the grape. Because pinot noir is such a delicate grape, we do not use pumps; we use 100% gravity during harvest, crush, press, and bottling, to preserve the subtle nuances of the wine. And half of the fermentation bins are done with indigenous yeast.
Note: Minimum order for non-Wine Group members is three bottles or $75. Thank you!
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Terra NarroVery attractive wine and an exceptional value – a great everyday drinking wine
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, CuveeMix of 5 pinot noir clones from estate home vineyard; excellent balance--pairs well with many foods
2013 Estate Pinot Noir, Cuvee, Half-bottleBecause half-bottles age quicker than larger ones, this is drinking very nicely right now.
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Diane's BlockGrown on 5-acre block, all estate, slightly warmer site, at a lower elevation, resulting in a bit more fruit forward notes
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Henry's Block - SOLD OUTFrom one-acre block in oldest part of original 3-acre estate vineyard with legendary Waldenswil 2A clone. Available only through Wine Group and/or at tasting room.
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, 100% Whole ClusterOnce upon a time, all red grapes were fermented without destemming, but the 100% whole cluster protocol is now unusual, even in Burgundy. Available only to WG members and/or at the tasting rooms.
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, 100% Wild Yeast - SOLD OUTBecause wild yeast fermentations usually involve multiple genera and species of yeast, each of which leaves a distinctive aromatic signature, wines that rely on wild yeast populations often display, as here, unusual aromatic interest. Available only to WG members and/or at the tasting room.
2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Wood TankFermented up to eight weeks in French oak, one-ton, open fermentation tanks; distinctive flavor profile; pairs well with many foods.
2013 Estate Pinot Noir, Proprietor's Reserve - SOLD OUTWindy Oaks signature wine, primarily from 1.5 acre Bay Block of original 3-acre vineyard. Classic Burgundian flavors with elegance, finesse and layering in the Chambolle-Musigny style. Available only to WG members and/or at the tasting room.
2013 Estate Syrah, Vaccaro Family VineyardSecond vintage of a cool climate syrah reminiscent of a restrained northern Rhone. The Vaccaro vineyard, less than two acres, faces southwest on a steep hillside 1000 feet above the Monterey Bay, adjacent to the Windy Oaks estate pinot noir vineyard
2014 Viognier-Chalone, 'Old Vine' Monterey - SOLD OUTA light-bodied rendition of this highly fragrant varietal from the legendary Chalone Antle Vineyard in Monterey County
2014 Mourvedre 'Old Vine' ChaloneA grape grown primarily in the Rhone region of France, this edition is from a half-acre of 50-year old vines in the Chalone appellation of Monterey County.
2015 Bastide la Combe Rose, 2015Made from 100% Grenache grapes in the French Provencal style; harvested at low brix, so low alcohol; soaked for 8 hours on the skins using traditional Provencal winemaking approach; from Cedar Lane vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County; crisp, light, but full of flavor and perfect for all casual foods; only 120 cases produced
2014 Grenache, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey CountyFrom a select vineyard in the highly prized cooler climate Santa Lucia Highlands, a light wine that is fruit-forward and aromatic, with crisp acidity. A go-to red wine for all spring and summer foods. Aged 24 months in one- and two-use French oak
2013 Night Owl RedClassic Rhone blend of Grenache (45%), Syrah (25%) and Mourvedre (30%) from Arroyo Seco, Meador Vineyard, Monterey
2014 Sparkling AlbarinoThe native grape of the northwest region of Spain, this version is from the Arroyo Seco area of Monterey County. A celebratory wine for any occasion. On the nose, complex and expressive, releasing notes of sea water and white fruit; a toasted bread and almond kernel character pervade; on the mouth it is broad, tasty and fresh; the finish is pleasant and crispy. Pairs well with most foods, including desserts, but especially with seafood, chicken dishes, and Spanish cheeses; only 131 cases produced.
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Remde Vineyard, Santa Cruz MountainsA cool climate wine from a single vineyard, with complex floral aromas, crisp and refreshing with notable acidity