The Patient Terrier Vineyard is a family-owned property located on Eastside Road, in the
heart of Russian River Valley. The 24-acre site is planted to predominantly Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay, but two small acres of Sauvignon Blanc were introduced in 2012. The mixture
of clones 1, 23 and 30 offer a beautiful array of varietal aromas, flavors and textures. The site
has a volcanic clay, rock and Goldridge Sandy Loam composition with well-drained topsoil,
so a moderately vigorous, clay-preferring rootstock was chosen. Owner Greg Conklin’s
goal is to produce the finest wine grapes possible while remaining a good steward of the
land, and farming practices strive to maintain the proper balance between vine growth and
fruit development. The ultimate goal is to be able to pick the grapes at optimal ripeness so
that the wine possesses varietal character and a true sense of place.
Bright, invigorating aromas of fresh Meyer lemon and lime zest fill the glass and quickly
engage the senses. Layers of green apple and lemongrass are framed with an essence
of wet concrete and stone. Exceptionally lively upon entry, the palate is commanded by
refreshing citrus flavors while being complimented with varietal elements of green bell
pepper and grass. Abundant natural acidity and perfect fruit balance guide the wine from
first sip to a long, mouthwatering finish.
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
< 4 miles
David Ramey, Owner
Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, Vineyard Managers
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Chardonnay: Clone 4 planted on AxR rootstock
Yolo sandy loam
On the banks of the Russian River, this site offers a north/south row orientation with great east/west exposure that ensures the fruit gets enough sunlight to ripen fully. Lack of water stress means little irrigation is required; better for concentration and balance.
Lean, crisp, well-structured and food-friendly.
Long hang-time yields balance, elegance and ripe flavors without overripe characteristics
Full, firm clusters and slightly plump grapes with excellent acidity