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Eden Rift Vineyards

We are very excited to introduce Eden Rift, out of the Cienega Valley AVA in California, the perfect new addition to our portfolio.

Under vine since 1849, Eden Rift is one of the oldest continually producing estate vineyards in California. A remote, pacific refuge located under the shadow of the Gavilan Mountain Range, the estate rests on the San Andreas Fault. Only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this site benefits from an ideal, temperate maritime climate as well as the coveted calcareous soils requisite in the cultivation of vivid and energetic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Eden Rift's winemaker Cory Waller, spent time in Napa, Oregon and in Martinborough, New Zealand, and neighbouring Calera, before joining the team at Eden Rift. A man of few words, Waller favours the fruit of vines that struggle profoundly to produce small, yet delineated yields. He prefers to allow Mother Nature to do her thing.

Owner Christian Pillsbury is a true oenophile and an ardent lover of early California history. To him, authenticity comes from the history of a place. "We are completely devoted to old style American winemaking that is less intervention, lower alcohol, higher acid, better ageing and not looking at doing something that is widely big and powerful."

We are very excited to be working with Pillsbury and his team, and are delighted to offer the new 2016 releases.

Eden Rift Chardonnay 2016: The last time I saw Chardonnay this beautifully colored was when I tasted Ceritas wines for the first time. R. H. Drexel,The Wine Advocate

Eden Rift Pinot Noir 2016: There's a reason Pinot was planted here 80 years ago; it truly is a hidden gem that I hope we can open up to the wine world. Cory Waller


 

5 Reasons to put a few cases in the cellar

  • One of California's longest standing estate owned vineyards.
  • The gorgeous acidity in both wines will let them age beautifully, and make them approachable now as well.
  • Tipped as one of the hottest upcoming wineries in North America with a very limited production. Only 3000 cases made!
  • Neighbouring vineyard Calera was just purchased by Napa bigwig Duckhorn
  • These releases are excellent value for money compared to the Sonoma Coast heavy weights. £22 and £23.75 per bottle IB for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir respectively.
  1. 2016 Eden Rift Estate Chardonnay Cienega Valley

    Eden Rift Estate Chardonnay Cienega Valley
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Eden Rift Vineyards
    Region
    California, North America
    Grape
    Chardonnay
    Drinking
    2018-2021
    Case Size
    12x75cl
    Available Now
    2016 Eden Rift Estate Chardonnay Cienega Valley
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Eden Rift Vineyards
    Region
    California, North America
    Grape
    Chardonnay
    Drinking
    2018-2021
    Case Size
    12x75cl
    Available Now

      In Bond
      Case price

      £270.69 (Ex. VAT)

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      (10+ in stock)
      Duty Paid
      (Inc. VAT)
      Case price

      £356.00 (Inc. VAT)

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      Tasting Notes

      Goedhuis, August 2018

      This is an exciting new addition to our list this year. These vineyards in the Cienega Valley in California have been under vine since 1849. Its mere 20 miles from the Pacific Coast give the region a cooling maritime influence, and its limestone soils are perfect for growing Chardonnay. Fermented in French oak barrels (20% new), its influence is subtle and well-matched by the fruit. A juicy and appetising style of New World Chardonnay with Old World grace.

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    • 2016 Eden Rift Estate Pinot Noir Cienega Valley

      Eden Rift Estate Pinot Noir Cienega Valley
      Colour
      Red
      Producer
      Eden Rift Vineyards
      Region
      California, North America
      Grape
      Pinot Noir
      Drinking
      2018-2023
      Case Size
      12x75cl
      Available Now
      2016 Eden Rift Estate Pinot Noir Cienega Valley
      Colour
      Red
      Producer
      Eden Rift Vineyards
      Region
      California, North America
      Grape
      Pinot Noir
      Drinking
      2018-2023
      Case Size
      12x75cl
      Available Now

        In Bond
        Case price

        £303.19 (Ex. VAT)

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        (10+ in stock)
        Duty Paid
        (Inc. VAT)
        Case price

        £395.00 (Inc. VAT)

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        (10+ in stock)

        Tasting Notes

        Goedhuis, April 2018

        This is an exciting new addition to our list this year. These vineyards in the cool Cienega Valley, California’s smallest AVA, have been under vine since 1849. Its mere 20 miles from the Pacific Coast give the region a cooling maritime influence, and its limestone soils are perfect for growing Pinot Noir. The 2016 is a delicately violet-scented, strawberry-fruited Pinot Noir. There is a supple ripeness to the fruit set against plenty of acidity thanks to the valley’s deep diurnal range, where the fruit cools down over night and enjoy chilly mornings before being drenched in that gorgeous Californian sun. It is thus a wine of “lift and brightness”, owner Christian Pillsbury explains, rather than density and power.

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