soil-bag Soil That Matters

Soil is the most interesting and often most misunderstood component of viticulture. It’s one of the most important factors, along with climate, that determine the overall quality of grapes at harvest.  

Viticulturalists must carefully consider soil, rainfall, elevation, and overall climate of an area when deciding what grapes to plant in a particular vineyard plot. It’s a complex equation that varies depending on each factor. 

Some of the most interesting vineyards have soil with ancient sea fossils in it, such as champagne, or are the perfect mixture of clay, sand, and loam. 

While great soil is absolutely crucial to producing great wine, the soil itself doesn’t actually impart flavors into the final wine. It’s more important for the drainage, temperature, and overall health of the vines. 

To understand more about the unique and varying soils, be sure to check out the description of “what’s cool” on each product page for these wines!
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SummitVine Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy and Fruity · Rare wine (161 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

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Monis Cellars
Santa Barbara Chardonnay, 2019

California-style Chardonnay · Nutty and Fruity · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Santa Barbara, California

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Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard, 2017

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Floral, Earthy, Fruity, Savory, and Balanced · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Vivio Vineyard, 2014

California Syrah · Balanced, Complex, Mineral, Fruity, and Smoky · Limited wine (430 cases produced) · Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California

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Viñas Zurinaga
Blank Road Estate Pinot Noir, 2014

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

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Viñas Zurinaga
Blank Road Estate Pinot Noir, 2017

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex and Balanced · Rare wine (89 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

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Viñas Zurinaga
7 Rows Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Balanced · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

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ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Grenache Village, 2019

Grenache · Carbonic, Fresh, Herbaceous, Spicy, and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

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Medlock Ames
Bell Mountain Estate Red Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh, Fruity, and Balanced · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Chardonnay Single Vineyard, 2019

Chardonnay · Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Llamas Family Wines
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California

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Llamas Family Wines
Carneros Chardonnay, 2016

Chardonnay · Fruity and Herbaceous · Limited wine (275 cases produced) · Carneros, California

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Cavaletti Vineyards
Los Angeles Grenache 109 Mile, 2018

Grenache · Earthy, Fruity, Herbaceous, Mineral, and Funky · Rare wine (99 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

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Satyr Fire
Rusted Cutlass Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Balanced, Fruity, Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

Gewürztraminer · Complex, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity, Balanced, and Natural · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Drum Roll Wine
Columbia Valley Syrah Seurat, 2018

Syrah · Balanced, Fruity, and Subtle · Limited wine (220 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Drum Roll Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon Manet, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Smoky · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Koehler Estate Winery
Estate Syrah, 2017

Syrah · Bold, Spicy, and Complex · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

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District 8
Central Coast GSM, 2017

Grenache · Complex, Fruity, and Fresh · Central Coast, California

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McKahn Family Cellars
Ruinquist Vineyard Grenache, 2019

Grenache · Fruity · Limited wine (450 cases produced) · Shenandoah Valley Of California, California

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