For John Raytek, winemaker and co-owner of Ceritas wines, most of the important work happens in the vineyards, his job is to simply let every vineyard express itself. Phoebe Raytek, farmer and co-owner, is deeply rooted in the winemaking world. Daughter of Sue and Dirck from Porter Bass. Needless to say this husband and wife team along with their grower partners are making beautiful and yet powerful wines with true expression of Sonoma's terroir. Occidental Vineyard's neighboring friends vineyards are Evening Land, Littorai and William Seylem. This South facing, Blue Schist soils with moderate clay content makes this one of the most exciting Pinot's coming from Sonoma today.
Pairing: Pork tenderloin with a cherry red wine reduction. Also great with a heartier fish such as Monkfish on a bacon jus
Soil: Blue Schist & clay
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