The Calling is an exciting new winery joint venture between veteran sports commentator Jim Nantz and wine industry veteran Peter Deutsch.
Join The Calling’s Theo Rutherford on an exploration through the diverse wine regions of Sonoma County. We will discover how differences in soil, climate and topography impact 3 different Sonoma varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon – grown in the best appellations Sonoma has to offer.
2017 Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley vs. Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Grown in Goldridge sandy loam soil, the Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and aged sur lie for 11 months to create a lush wine with flavors of lemon crud, crème brulee and pear. By contrast the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is grown in a cooler more maritime climate. Winemakers use 50% stainless steel and 50% barrel fermentation to bring out the crisp acidity and flavors of green apple and bright citrus.
2016 Russian River Valley vs. Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Sourced from several different vineyards, the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of the strong minerality and structural backbone from the cooler sites and the complexity and richness from the higher altitude vines. On the other hand, our Patriarch Pinot Noir is sourced entirely from Putnam Vineyard just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by redwood trees and dramatically impacted by the coastal climate, this wine shows plenty of richness and finesse.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley vs. Moon Mountain
The Alexander Valley is a broad valley floor bisected by the Russian River and surrounded by hills that block the coastal fog. This results in a warm climate which is perfect for growing full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe blackberry and plum flavors. Our Tribute, on the other hand, comes from the high-altitude Moon Mountain District in the Mayacamas mountains. With ancient volcanic soils, warm days and cooling breezes, this area produces powerful, intense Cabernet with rich concentrated flavors.
2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
2017 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2016 Patriarch Pinot Noir (Putnam Vineyard, Sonoma Coast)
2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Our Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon (Moon Mountain)
21 years of age and older