VINEYARD: The Toboni Oakwild Ranch vineyard is located in the Santa Rosa Plain, just south of the winery. Each morning, the vineyard is bathed in fog that rises off the river and cools the vines, while sunny, warm days and breezy afternoons tend to heighten the intensity and complexity of the fruit flavor. Planted in 2001 to clones 115, 667, 777 and Pommard, all on 101-14 rootstock, the Tobonis have painstakingly matched soils and climate with optimal rootstock and clonal selections every step of the way. The soil is clay loam with some mineral and gravel composites. With a winegrowing triple threat of cool fog, sunny afternoons and excellent farming practices, this vineyard produces gorgeous wines with intense, complex earthy and spicy aromas, along with refined, ripe cherry, plum, cranberry and cola flavors.
TASTING NOTES: Rich, concentrated aromas of black cherry, marionberry, and dried plums flood the glass. Black tea, tobacco, and cloves provide a counterpoint to the lush fruit profile and complete the package. The palate is fruit focused upon entry, but carefully balanced with silky tannins from extravagant French oak. The mouthfeel is ample in structure and the finish powerful, and exceptionally long.
Toboni Vineyard (aka Oakwild Ranch)
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
Joe and Mary Toboni, Owners
Ulises Valdez, Vineyard Manager
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Pinot Noir: Clones 115, 667, 777 and Pommard, all planted on 101-14 rootstock
Planted in 2001. The vineyard has a morning fog that rises off the river and cools the vines, while sunny, warm days and breezy afternoons tend to heighten the intensity and complexity of the fruit flavor. OwnersMary and Joe Toboni are 4th generation San Franciscans whose roots can be traced back to San Francisco as early as the 1870s and specifically to Sonoma County prior to the 1920s. Every step of the way the Tobonis have made the ultimate effort by matching their soils and climate with optimal rootstock and clonal selections. Presently the Tobonis use a cover crop mix of perennial grasses which inhibits erosion and therefore holds all the nutrients and the minerals in the soils. The soils are loamy clay with some mineral and gravel composites.
Pinot Noir: Intense and complex earthy and spicy aromas with refined, ripe cherry, plum, cranberry and cola flavors