Heron Wines

Our Wines


Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino County
• Vineyards: Hopland (75%) and Yountville (25%)
• Handcrafted from sustainably grown Mendocino and Napa Valley grapes. Hopland’s warm days and unusually cool nights lend maximum ripeness while preserving acidity, while Yountville’s clay-loam soils add vibrant fruit
• To get to that fresh, fruit driven style; whole berry fruit went to press (retaining better fruit
character and less oxidation) then a long cold fermentation – three weeks in stainless steel.
No barrel aging.
• Alcohol: 13.0% – refreshingly balanced in today’s world of high-alcohol wines.
More Info •     2012 Technical Sheet     • 2010 Technical Sheet •     Shelf Talker •     Label
 

Chardonnay, California
• Vineyards: Russian River, Carneros and Santa Maria, average 22 year-old vines, yields
3.5 tons per acre.
• All dry-farmed, cool-climate vineyards: Russian River for elegance, minerality and high tones,
Carneros for structure and complexity and Santa Maria for fragrant aromatics.
• No Malolactic Fermentation. Half Stainless Steel, Half French oak barrel fermentation.
• Aged sur-lie about 6 months, new, one and two year-old French oak barrels, frequent
battonage.
More Info •     2012 Technical Sheet     • 2010 Technical Sheet •     Shelf Talker •     Label
 

Pinot Noir, California
• Vineyards: Paso Robles (Westside with cool ocean temperatures), Monterey & Russian River
Valley.
• An elegant composition of sustainably farmed grapes from several of California’s cool,
marine influenced micro-climates.
• 100% Pinot Noir (no Syrah…) Aged 9 months in new, one and two year old French oak barrels.
• Alcohol: 13.0% – refreshingly balanced in today’s world of high-alcohol wines.
More Info •     2012 Technical Sheet     • 2011 Technical Sheet •     Shelf Talker •     Label
 

Pinot Noir, Mendocino County
• Vineyards: Anderson Valley, Potter Valley, Laytonville, average 9 year-old vines, yields
3.5 tons per acre.
• These three vineyard sites were chosen for their combination of maritime influences, elevation and nighttime cool temperatures.
• Alcohol: 13.0% – refreshingly balanced in today’s world of high-alcohol wines.
More Info •     2011 Technical Sheet     •     Shelf Talker •     Label
 
Pinot Noir, Monterey County
• Vineyards: Soledad in the northern Salinas Valley, average 16 year-old vines, yields
3.4 tons per acre.
• Alluvial soils with loam, sand, cobbles and limstone outcroppings and to character and aromatics.
• 100% Pinot Noir (no Syrah…) aged about 9 months in two and three year-old French oak
barrels.
• Alcohol: 13.0% – refreshingly balanced in today’s world of high-alcohol wines.
More Info2011 Technical SheetShelf TalkerLabel
 
 

Merlot, Mendocino County
• Vineyard: Mendocino County, average 15 year-old vines.
• Vineyard is adjacent Napa and Sonoma Counties, where the temperatures are cooler, creating
a longer growing season, longer hang time and very concentrated berries.
• Aged about 8 months in new, one and two-year-old, medium-toast French oak barrels.
More Info •     2012 Technical Sheet     •     Shelf Talker •     Label
 

Cabernet Sauvignon, California
• Vineyard: 50% Mendocino County, 30% Pope Valley, 20% Clarksburg
• The majority of the grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon come from higher elevation vineyards which provide a cooler growing climate.
• Alcohol: 13.0% – refreshingly balanced in today’s world of high-alcohol wines.
• Aged about 9 months in new, one and two year old French oak barrels with medium-toast.
More Info2011 Technical Sheet    •     Shelf Talker •     Label