94 Points, Cellar Choice on Wine Enthusiast. Venturi Vineyard is located just north of Ukiah in the Calpella Valley on predominantly Pinole gravelly loam soils. Containing a mixture of sandstone, shale and quartz, these deep, well drained soils were formed from alluvial flows, depositing fist sized stones along the way. Highly deficient in organic matter, the moderately acidic soil PH allows for optimal nutrient uptake to allow the vines to thrive Pinole soils are some of the most sought after soil types in Mendocino County. Simply look at the wine in your glass and you know you are in for a treat.
Blueberries, cream, sandlewood and white pepper all play into the wines richness which is framed around moderate smokey oak and medium tannins. Excellent with sharp and blue vein cheeses.