Our appellation blends reflect our relentless pursuit to create wines with balance, elegance, and purity with some of the most storied vineyards in Sonoma County. Our Banshee Single Vineyard Designate Wines consist of our limited production, small lot, handcrafted Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the Sonoma Coast.
If you have enjoyed our Marine Layer Pinot Noir, think of El Pino as its wilder, darker sidekick. We love working on these blends simultaneously, selecting the more delicate barrels for Marine Layer and the more robust for El Pino.
This wonderfully complex Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has aromatics of lemon curd, baking spices, wet river rock and a hint of cedar. In the mouth, the wine is moderate weight but packs extraordinary depth of flavor ripe with Asian pear, Golden Delicious apple and a hint of minerality. This round yet delicate wine finishes with balanced acidity and a dry, clean finish.
Extremely energetic, nuanced, and focused. Aromas of macerated dark cherries, flowers, and spice. Tart wild berries in the mouth with side notes of fresh, wild porcini mushrooms with a mouthwatering structure.
Our Grenache was whole-cluster pressed to promote the spicy framboise notes found in great Grenache. Have it on the back deck while grilling with friends this spring or summer.
A deliciously spicy and dark Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley.
Aromas of coastal redwoods and fog, with a hint of earl grey tea and Palo Santo. Sleek, luxurious flavors of black cherry, rich plum and coffee balance the structured yet silky tannins with nutmeg.
A blend of crushed berries and Asian spice. Delivers layers of wild blackberry, raspberry, damp earth and stones. The finish is built around an enjoyable citrus zest, sage and berry interplay.
Elegant yet structured, with a broad, soft palate and medium body. Reminiscent of the terroir-driven Syrahs of the Northern Rhône, this wine displays black cherry fruit, hints of violet and layers of exotic spice.
This is a very delicate Pinot Noir, with a warmly scented nose of potpourri and freshly crushed red berries. In the mouth you will find electric flavors of cranberry, strawberry, anise seed and pomegranate. The finish is long, precise and pleasantly bitter, much like a negroni.
This Pinot Noir displays warm, evergreen and spice infused aromatic profile that leads into flavors of dark plums, macerated cherries and forest floor. This is definitely more dark fruit heavy than red, enveloping the palate in a soft, plush embrace.