This cuve9e of 12 Pinot Noir clones, from our estate on the rugged Sonoma Coast, exhibits deep ruby and garnet color in the glass. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, spiced cherry pie and stone fruit mingle with delicate floral notes of rose petal and violet, grounded by hints of forest floor and accented by flinty mineral notes. Bright raspberry characters on the palate are balanced by crisp acidity and delicate tannins. Notes of dark chocolate, tamarind, and powdery earth linger on the finish.
Wayfarer vineyard is extraordinary and unforgiving: 30 undulating acres hidden among winding mountain roads and redwoods, swathing a ridge on the northwestern reach of the Sonoma Coast. This remote landscape is the provenance of wildly beautiful wines born of risk, rigor and mastery - small-lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific's most dramatic appellation. Wayfarer was founded as a secluded farmstead more than 40 years ago, before its locale was defined as the now coveted Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. In 1998, Jayson Pahlmeyer's winemaker, Helen Turley, discovered the site for sale down the road from her Marcassin vineyard. She introduced it to Pahlmeyer, declaring it destined to become "the La Tache of California." Standing on the sandy Goldridge soils, inhaling the cool sea air, bathing in the generous sunshine, he, too, was captivated by the possibilities of this rustic, luminous place far from everything. In tandem with his daughter Cleo and renowned winemaker Bibiana Gonze1lez Rave, Pahlmeyer drives to make intricate wines of transcendence, answering to a powerful, ever-unpredictable climate that rewards only the most observant and meticulous. It is an endeavor of true passion, an experiment that pushes the exactitude of winegrowing and winemaking to the farthest limits.We invite you to discover Wayfarer, the culmination of a far-reaching journey