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Winemakers often refer to the concept of “terroir” when discussing great wine. While there is no exact English translation for this French word, the concept encompasses the holistic view of where wine is grown, including: the shape of the land where the grapes are grown, the weather patterns experienced in a particular year, the underlying vineyard soil, and the area’s traditions affect the overall wine. 

When thinking about topography in wine, it’s pretty similar to this idea of “terroir”, encompassing the complete set of viticultural conditions and physical features of an area. Topography may include altitude, proximity to hills, inclined land portions, or areas close to bodies of water -- and all of these elements will have an effect on the way the grapes ripen and thus, the final wine produced. 

Wines labelled with “Noteworthy Topography” come from a range of exciting, beautiful places. Be sure to read the description of “what’s cool” on each product page!
Ranch Road Vineyards
Richlor Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · Rare wine (180 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Final Girl Wines
Petit Verdot, 2019

Uncommon Red · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Rare wine (61 cases produced) · Happy Canyon Of Santa Barbara, California

Noteworthy Topography
Ranch Road Vineyards
Richlor Vineyards Chardonnay, 2018

California-style Chardonnay · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Cavaletti Vineyards
109 Mile Rosé Grenache and Tempranillo, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Saline, Fruity, Floral, and Mineral · Rare wine (109 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Monterey Syrah Reserve, 2017

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Saline and Smoky · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Regan Vineyard Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh and Fruity · Rare wine (142 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Cienega Valley Riesling, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh · Rare wine (155 cases produced) · Cienega Valley, San Benito, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Pinot Noir, 2018

California Pinot Noir · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (104 cases produced) · Ben Lomond Mountain, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Noteworthy Topography
Fisher Vineyards
"UNITY" Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh · Limited wine (685 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (140 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Byron Blatty
Swayze, Alonso, Smith Tremor, 2018

GSM Blend · Bold, Fruity, Complex, Fresh, and Balanced · Rare wine (97 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Chaix Wines
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Limited wine (484 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Lost Toy Cellars
Coombsville Sauvignon Blanc 100% Single Vineyard, 2020

California Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Porch Pounder, and Complex · Limited wine (350 cases produced) · Coombsville, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
ThereAfter Wine Company
Riesling Fountaingrove, 2020

Riesling · Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Fountaingrove District, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Crossroads by Rudd
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · 1555 cases produced · Oakville, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Matthiasson
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Fruity, Herbaceous, Fresh, and Mineral · 1674 cases produced · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Noteworthy Topography
San Rucci Winery
San Benito Montepulciano, 2020

Uncommon Red · Bold, Earthy, and Fruity · Super rare wine (45 cases produced) · San Benito, San Benito, California

Organic Farming
Fresh Wine Co.
Sonoma Valley Rosé Primitivo, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming

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