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Lost Canyon Winery

Lost Canyon Winery Lost Canyon Winery’s focus is on producing small lots of vineyard designated Pinot Noir and Syrah from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Los Carneros appellations. While 2001 was our first commercial release, Jack States and Randy Keyworth have been crafting their art since 1978. Bob Riskin has been crafting his marketing expertise, wine palate and passion for high quality wine for at least that long. Maintaining a small production size (2,000 cases) is at the core of our philosophy of the complex task of making world-class wines. It enables us to use all of our senses – taste, touch, feel and sight – to make individual decisions about our wines according to their unique timetable, not the reverse. Ultimately, we don't control the grape’s development, but instead we are there to guide and influence the wine to meet its innate potential. We are committed to making cool climate, “vineyard designated” Pinot Noir and Syrah. Each of our wines reflects the unique “terrior” of the individual vineyard and grower’s philosophy. We have partnered with some of the best growers in Sonoma County to create these exceptional wines. All three of us have a love affair with Pinot Noir and Syrah. We have been seduced by the complexity, subtlety, and delicacy of exceptional Pinot Noir, and the challenge of creating wines that match the best of those elements. Syrah has its own magical attributes. Our cool climate Syrahs have the body and complexity we desire, while providing an insight into the unique flavors that this highly adaptable grape can provide.


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  Carneros Pinot Noir Las Brisas Vinyard
This wine comes from the well-known vineyard owned by Francis Mahoney. Francis was one of the early pioneers in planting Pinot Noir and has developed some of the best fruit for this finicky varietal. This year’s Pinot Noir is deep and dark in color. It has characteristics of cherries and chocolate with an earthy undertone. The French oak has added the final touch to this lovely wine. Less than 175 cases produced.
  Carneros Pinot Noir Las Brisas Vinyard
This wine comes from the Las Brisas Vineyard located in the Los Carneros appellation. We have worked closely with Francis Mahoney, the owner, to select two clones from more than 10 planted in the vineyard. We chose Dijon 115 and UCD 18 and they provide this wine with a ruby red color, light berry/cherry notes and a hint of spice and mint. This wine is very well balance with just the right hints of oak. We produced less than 365 cases of this wine.
  Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Saralee’s Vineyard
This wine comes from Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River. We chose the Dijon 115 and 777 clones from their Pinot Block to produce this wonderful silky Pinot Noir. The nose on this wine in unbelievably inviting and it leads to a fruit forward wine with light spice red cherry and strawberry flavors. This wine is extremely well balanced and provides a great complement to food. We produced less than 275 cases of this wine.
  Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, Dutton Ranch, Morelli Lane Vineyard
This wine comes from Morelli Lane Vineyard located in the Green Valley area of the Russian River Appellation. We chose to use Dijon 115, Pommard, and Beringer clones from this vineyard. They provide the delicious fruit-forward and complex characteristics to this wine. It is deep in color and has intense notes of cherries, spice, and some cedar notes that form a nice structure, long finish and balance to this wine. We produced less than 220 cases of this wine..
  Pinot Noir, Russian River, Dutton Ranch, Morelli Lane Vineyard
This wine comes from Morelli Lane Vineyard located in the Green Valley area of Russian River appellation. We chose to use Dijon 115 and Pommard 5 clones from this vineyard that provide the delicious fruit-forward characteristics of this wine. It is deep in color and has intense notes of cherry, berry, and rich oak, that makes it a wonderful complement to food or for enjoying by itself. We produced less than 200 cases of this wine.
  Sonoma Coast Syrah Stage Gulch Vineyard
The Sonoma Coast has developed a reputation for long growing seasons with a balance of cool breezes, foggy mornings, and sunny afternoons. This leads to longer hang times that really enhance the character of Syrah. Our Stage Gulch Syrah was picked at the very end of October. This wine has a dark purple hue and an intense mix of flavors including spice and pepper mixed with rich blackberry jam. Less than 150 cases produced.
  Syrah Russian River Valley, Alegria Vineyard
This Russian River Syrah comes from Alegria Vineyard. This vineyard is located on rolling landscape near the town of Healdsburg. This vineyard benefits from cool breezes that bring in the fog from the ocean in the morning and receeds to warm sunny days. These are perfect conditions for our cool climate Syrah. This wine is violet in color with notes of cedar, spice, cassis, blackberry, and earth. This wine is elegant in structure with a great finish. We produced less than 200 cases of this wine.
  Syrah Russian River Valley, Trenton Station Vineyard
This is a new vineyard owned by Saralee Kunde. It is a hillside vineyard of 46 acres with the majority planted to Syrah. Like most vineyards in the Russian River the combination of fog, gentle breezes, and warm afternoons allow the grapes to slowly ripen until the flavors are intense and ready to be picked. This wine is very dark purple. It has a great burst of blackberry fruit mixed with leather and meat. It has a luscious mouth feel and lasting finish. The wine is one that can be savored all evening by itself or with fine meats and pasta. We produced less than 150 cases of this wine.


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