Situated in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast lies the Schreeching Owl Vineyard. The small, three-cloned Pinot Noir block, tended to by grower and winemaker Deb Mayo, produces a sensually complex yet elegant wine. Possessing a rich, ruby color with a slight pink rim, the aromatics are intense and fruit forward. Red fruit dominates leading with cherry and raspberry followed by spice, toast, and a bit of forest floor. The palate is silky in texture with ripe cherry coupled with notes of cranberry, rhubarb, and rose hips.
342 cases produced
:: Wines ::
The 2015 Pinot Noir Rose, also hailing from the Screeching Owl Vineyard is a fabulous shade of pink and delivers bright acidity coupled with soft, subtle aromas and flavors of crabapple, raspberries, and strawberries. Cool, crisp, and bone dry, this Rose is fantastic on its own or paired with any dish.
54 cases produced
:: Notes ::
2012 Petite Abeille Pinot Noir
The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning, de-stemmed and placed into small fermenters. Caps were punched down three times daily during a two-week fermentation. The wine was then pressed into Rousseau French Oak barrels for aging before bottling, 30% of which were new.
2015 Petite Abeille Pinot Noir Rose
The grapes, hand-picked in the early morning, were sent straight to press resulting in the wine being barrel fermeted. Harvested in September 2015 — bottled in February 2016.
Petite Abeille Label
The name itself translates to ‘little bee.’ Little, moreover ‘petite’ for the size of the vineyard — bee or ‘abeille' (Fr.) for the Hebrew origin of the name ‘Deborah.’ With inspiration from well-known artist Joseph Albers, designer Glenn Randle created and assembled the elements for both front and back labels. The image, entitled “Bumble Bee” was painted by UK artist Be Van der Heide whose body of work consists of unique figurative / abstract paintings and drawings.