Sonoma County Vineyard

Pinot Noir Wine Allocation Club

We are proud to offer a trio of beautiful single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from three top growing sites in the North Coast region: our Morning Dew Ranch vineyard in cool-climate Anderson Valley, Cresta d’Oro vineyard in Green Valley of Russian River Valley, and family owned and operated Terra de Promissio vineyard in the famed Petaluma Gap of the Sonoma Coast. We produce a limited number of these wines every vintage and offer them to members of our Pinot Noir Allocation Program at a fantastic discount.

Members receive annual shipments of six or twelve bottles of these acclaimed Pinot Noir wines for a discounted price of $50 per bottle (regular $65), and become members of our Amici del Barone Wine Club.

Purchase 6 or 12 bottles of 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir (listed below) for $50 per bottle (regular $65) to take home today
Sign up for the same 6 or 12 bottle futures allocation of these wines
from the 2021 vintage at the Allocation price of $50 per bottle (regular $65),
purchased today, to be released in September of 2021

Receive La Regina Wine Club Member benefits at the Castello

Cresta d’Oro Vineyard, Green Valley AVA, Sonoma County

Located in the sub-AVA of Green Valley, on the edge of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. Situated only 15 miles from the coast, calm, foggy mornings give way to warm afternoons and cool, breezy nights, providing a perfect climate for growing Pinot Noir. The Vineyard is planted with 12 acres of clones 115, 777, and Pommard 4, which are nourished by the Gold Ridge sandy loam soils of this historic district. The 2015 vintage was the first release of this Pinot Noir under the name Michael’s Vineyard. The 2016 and 2017 vintages were bottled under the Three Arrows Ranch name, and the 2018 vintage onward will be named Cresta d’Oro Vineyard.

Past Accolades

Wine Enthusiast Magazine (90 Points)

“Tasting of strawberry cream, this is a lively and fresh wine with cool-climate acidity that keeps it vibrant in contrast to the underlying richness of ripe fruit. Melon, cherry and raspberry fill out a fleshy midpalate that is lightly spiced in nutmeg and rose.” – Virginie Boone

Double Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

“There were over forty-eight judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating 5,816 wines from nearly 1,000 wineries for the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.”

 American Fine Wine Competition (93 Points)

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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Double Gold Medal)

“The 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was completed on March 5. There were over forty-eight judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 5,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries.”

♦ 90 Points – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“Gamy elements of deli meat, and tight, potent tannins mark this wine, which is elegantly restrained in style. Tangy cranberry and orange flavors emphasize its overall brightness and lasting notes of dried herb.”

♦ Double Gold Medal – 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Terra de Promissio, Sonoma Coast AVA, Sonoma County

“The Land of Promise” is a family owned and operated vineyard that grows Sonoma Coast pinot noir grapes. The vineyard is located in the Sonoma Coast AVA, outside Petaluma, California in Sonoma County, Terra de Promissio has an ideal terrior for pinot noir grapes. owned and operated vineyard in the famed Petaluma Gap, where the wind and fog are funneled through the hillsides to create the perfect cool climate growing region for Pinot Noir. The soil, southwest sun exposure, hill elevation, vine density and the wind and fog of the Petaluma Gap allow the Terra de Promissio grapes to have a slow maturation and extended hang time, which allows optimum ripeness. These are ideal conditions for the pinot noir grape and part of the formula for quality that results in intensely flavored wines. Two distinct clones (777 and 115) are planted here in clay loam soils, and the vineyards southwest exposure allows the fruit to mature to perfection, producing an elegant and balanced wine.

Past Accolades

♦ 91 Points – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“Juicy black fruit leads the way to a wealth of black-tea, oak and forest notes in this well-made, elegantly styled wine. Good acidity keeps it fresh and lengthy, the tannins supple and well behaved, providing structure and balance.”

♦ Best of Class – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

“The 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was completed on March 5. There were over forty-eight judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 5,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries.”

♦ 93 Points – Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine

“Here is a Pinot that goes a bit further than most when it comes to substance and fruity fullness, but it does so with a great sense of style and is surprisingly graceful and polished for the ample wine that it is. It keeps its sights set on wonderfully pure, optimally ripened, cherry-like fruit from beginning to end and, at every stop, is sweetened by seamlessly fit oak. By every measure, a layered and lovely Pinot that is downright delicious right now, it is destined to reveal more complexity and finesse over time, but, even if patience will bring sure rewards, we fully admit that waiting will not come easy.”

♦ Gold Medal – 2016 American Fine Wine Competition

♦ 90 Points – James Laube, Wine Spectator

“Marked by smoky, toasty oak that initially covers the raspberry and wild berry flavors. Fine-grained tannins and minerality fill in the gaps on the finish. Drink now through 2021.”

Morning Dew Ranch, Anderson Valley

This Castello Estate vineyard was purchased in 2015 from Burt Williams, founder of the iconic William Selyem Winery. The 12 acre vineyard, located just west of the town of Philo in Anderson Valley, is in a very cool microclimate and divided into 9 blocks of Pinot Noir planted with DRC, 115, 777, Rochioli, 23, and 828 clones. Located in a very cool microclimate in the steep hillsides overlooking Anderson Valley. It will be sustainably farmed by our Vineyard Team and Manager, David Bejar. The 2016 vintage received 94 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Morning Dew Ranch was named one of the Top 5 Pinot Noir Vineyards in Anderson Valley in February 2018 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine (Jim Gordon).

Past Accolades

♦ 93 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“Moderate tannins, plenty of ripe strawberry and cherry flavors and a broad texture make this an outstanding, mouthfilling wine. Grown on a 12-acre hillside vineyard, it offers hints of vanilla and cinnamon to integrate with almost jammy red fruits.” – Jim Gordon

♦ 94 Points, Editors’ Choice – Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“Tempting fruit flavors run deep and long in this full-bodied, focused and concentrated wine made from a vineyard established by Burt Williams of Williams Selyem. Black cherry and rhubarb ring clear as a bell while subtle clove, ginger and cinnamon add complexity. A mouth-filling texture and lingering finish complete the picture.”

♦ 94 Points, Editors’ Choice – Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“Bold and spicy, this firmly built wine is the first Morning Dew Ranch vineyard-designate from the new owners of the estate. It starts with exotic and enticing aromas of fresh mint, basil and clove, then delivers pure, focused black fruits and a generous dose of new-oak spice on the palate. Healthy, lip-smacking tannins and firm acidity give it great structure, yet there’s no hurry to enjoy this wine. Best after 2020.”

♦ 94 Points – Rich Cook, Wine Reviews Online

“A complex, layered expression, featuring black cherry, sage, damp earth and a touch of pepper in the aroma profile.  The palate follows suit, with lively acidity knitting the promised flavors into a long, intriguing glass of Anderson Valley.  This will ride well alongside fish, pork or beef, and I’d lean into the herbs in the food prep.  Another winner from Brooks Painter and his winemaking team.”

♦ 94 Points  – Kirsten Georgi, The Armchair Sommelier

“100% Pinot Noir from the 12-acre Morning Dew Ranch vineyard.  Aged for 10 months in French Burgundy oak barrels.  Medium ruby in color.  Wow.  Layers and layers of complexity.  Strawberry, fresh red cherries, cola, vanilla, clove, cocoa, tobacco.  Gorgeous structure — soft yet strong (but not bullying) tannins, and engaging acidity.  I say again, wow.  Sometimes, in my zeal for Burgundy, I forget just how transformative California Pinot Noir can be when it’s made well.  And this one is made very well.  It’s elegant, classy, and thought-provoking.  13.9% ABV.  Retail = $75.  I’d buy a case of this stuff without hesitation.”

♦ 92 Points  – The Wine Guys

“When we think of @thecastello , we tend to go with incredibly beautiful big castle that every tourist goes to for Italian varietals and Cabernet. But here comes a new vineyard from them and the Pinot Noir from it is pretty good and a nice change of pace. Notes of toasted marshmallow, leather, molasses, black cherries, oak spice, vanilla and ripe raspberries. Big, rich, mouthfeel that punches dark berries with generous oak notes. Despite the big palate, surprising decent amount of acidity on the finish, fairly good structure, and well integrated tannins. Fans of the big and lush, this is your jam, pun intended, this screams California. Enjoy over the next 5-7 years.”

♦ 91 Points – Wine & Spirits Magazine

“Burt Williams planted this 12-acre vineyard west of Philo and later sold it to Dario Sattui in 2016; this is Amorosa’s first release from the property. It’s a cool and generous pinot, rich with grapeskin spice and fleshy fruit density. The acidity comes across in hints of tangy orange and green olive. Pour it with grilled lamb studded with rosemary and garlic.”

♦ 91 Points – Issac Baker, The Terroirist

“Light purple color. Inviting aromas of plums, kirsch, sweet cherries, rhubarb, cola, lightly roasted coffee. Full-bodied on the palate, nicely structured with medium tannins and acidity. Juicy and fruity with black cherries, dark plums, jammy raspberries, saucy but shows a lot of complexity in the form of cola, violets, clove, sarsaparilla, and an earthy/pine resin notes. Rich and forward but well-done.”