Five miles from the ocean, between the small coastal towns of Bodega and Freestone lies de Coelo Vineyard. The property was virgin soil and we were recruited by the previous owners because of our Biodynamic farming practices. This vineyard experiences fog from the ocean and gets more rain than we are used to here in the Sonoma Valley. Thus, the de Coelo vineyard is dedicated entirely to crafting Pinot Noirs with an authentic sense of place. The Sonoma Coast is experiencing the renaissance and wild west feel that occurred in Burgundy’s Cote D’Or during the 60s and 70s.
Using the Burgundian model for growing Pinot Noir, we farm individual blocks at de Coelo and produce three distinctly different Pinots from this property: Quintus, Terra Neuma and Arbore Sacra. We like to think of our wines from de Coelo as Pinot in 3D; the three dimensions being aromatics, flavor and texture. de Coelo is a Demeter-Certified Biodynamic vineyard.
Cool Climate, High Rainfall Area
Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam, Kinman Loam
Calera, 828, 777, 115, 667
2015 de Coelo Quintus Pinot Noir-
92pts - Wine Enthusiast
2016 de Coelo Arbore SacraPinot Noir-
92pts - Wine & Spirits
2016 de Coelo Terra Neuma Pinot Noir-
96pts, Double Gold, Best of Show - International Women's Wine Competition
Born with a vibrant energy, this wine is powerful yet elegant. Big, bright red fruit is apparent not only on the nose but on the entry. Smooth tannins slide across the tongue, livening the mid-palate for an electric finish.
Terra Neuma has a soft, round entry which carries through the palate giving the wine a polished mouthfeel. This Pinot is chock full of lush, red fruit essences that are entwined in fresh, spicy tobacco and chalky mineral nuances.