William James Vineyard is one of our newest sites. Our farming team meticulously planted to coax the best fruit out of this Russian River Valley vineyard. The soil at this property is unique to Northern California, a fine, tan silt called Goldridge, known in the industry as "moondust." Pinot noir grown in this special soil lends texture and elements of spice and black tea. Calera, 943, and Sawn were the clones chosen for William James-all three culminating in flavors of rich black cherry and red currants, with a dense core and velvety mid-length finish. We are delighted with the exceptional fruit this site produces, and the 2019 vintage is our best yet.