"Weather Wines" focus on the relationship between vine and the elements of terroir: sun, shade, soil, and showers. Each of the "Weather Wines" is sourced from appellations with climate challenges that yield complex and balanced wines. For example, Sonoma Coast vines and thin-skinned pinot noir grapes wrestle with foggy mornings, sunny days, and cool nights, creating an exceptionally balanced wine with generous fruit, strong minerality and soft acidity.
The "Weather Wines" Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, features a vibrant ruby hue, wild strawberry and rhubarb pie notes, with a finish of rose petal and ocean minerality. Sonoma County is characterized by moderate temperatures, long growing season and superior yield, producing fully mature, dynamic, and naturally balanced wines.
“I’ve worked in vineyards since I was a teenager, planting, growing and harvesting vines. From vintage to vintage the weather is the greatest unknown factor to which farmers must respond—selecting varietals, terroir and sites to make the greatest wines possible,” said John Anthony Truchard, founder and CEO, John Anthony Family of Wines. “Weather Wines highlight the relationship between farmer and the elements by focusing on sensitive, expressive Burgundian varietals grown in hand-selected climates. Each release will capture the challenge and opportunity that come from the elements of that vintage, with weather being the connection between them all.”