Lakeview is northwest of the Sundawg Ridge vineyard in one of the coolest growing regions in Sonoma. It slopes gently east to west and gained its name from the spring-fed lake nearby. The vineyard was grafted to add additional clones and is still evolving.
The Mardikian Estate is not only a standout it is also our flagship; on this vintage, aromas of ripe black cherries and clove are complemented by flavors of dark berries and notes of forest floor. Silky, elegant tannins work in tandem with the layered flavors and hints of smoke as a subtle acidity provides a beautiful lift to complete the wine.
Classic Anderson Valley, this wine is always complex and delivers beautiful, perfumed aromas with tea rose and fresh red raspberries intertwining over a backdrop of sandalwood. Silky tannins provide a roundness as black plums and huckleberry harmonize with smoky notes and earth tones on the long finish.
Aromas of black cherry and strawberry compote are layered alongside earthy elements of clove and forest floor. Upon entry, dark berry flavors, most notably blackberry and huckleberry deliver a plush mouthfeel, leading to savory toasted oak on the elegant finish.
Silky, but full of substance, this is a wine that shows a new personality each time you pull the cork. Intense layers of dark plum, blackberry and black cherry are tinged with dried herbs and sandalwood.
This wine is muscular and full of energy with aromas of rhubarb and red licorice greeting you on the nose. On the palate, Toulouse Pinot Noir presents a broad tannin structure that delivers layered flavors of wild berries and deep black cherries interlaced with elements of black tea.
Exotic and heady perfume aromas begin the nose on this Pinot Noir. In the mouth, restrained and taught, it is filled with currants, dark berries and hints of game and grilled meats. The tannins are firm and wind their way around a classically structured Pinot Noir.
Jim Pratt began developing this vineyard in the late 1990s, on a site south of Graton and West of Sebastopol on the far western portions of the Sonoma Coast in an area known as Laguna Hills and more recently, the Sebastopol Hills. The slightly sloping hillside receives the classic morning fog and warm afternoons common to the coastal region, producing fruit with great acidity.
The Mardikian Estate Vineyard is quite literally a dream come true. If you posed the question, “where is the ideal Pinot Noir vineyard?” you’d find that the answer is atop a rolling hillside, sloping gently to the southwest, with the Pacific Ocean moments away in the far reaches of the West Sonoma Coast, in the Sebastopol Hills. In other words, the Mardikian Estate.
The first 15 acres of the Toulouse Vineyard were planted by Vern and Maxine Boltz in 1998, and another 6 followed, along with 1 acre of Riesling. Vern was an Oakland Fire Captain and Maxine traveled the world for United Airlines before retirement. It sits in the cool Anderson Valley just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in what’s known as the Deep End.