Old Lakeville Road
Vineyard Name: Fredrick Road (Old Lakeville Rd)
Location: 10 miles north of Petaluma
Owner: Sangiacomo Family
Varietals: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Elevation: 50-150 ft
Soil: Gravely Loam
Why we like the Sangiacomos:
I had the pleasure of meeting the family at a comparative tasting of the pinots from their various different ranches. Mike Sangiacomo sat next to me personally chatting to me about the barrel sample I had brought. They treated me like we were buying 40 tons of fruit instead of two.
Why we like the vineyard:
Situated right near the San Pablo bay, this vineyards North/South rows take in the coastal influence. The top of the vineyard is perfect for our Syrah that blends the best of warm weather that Carneros is known for, with the breeze that makes the Petaluma Gap famous.