SCRIBE

SONOMA, California

Scribe is a truly impressive operation.  Scribe mirrors the significance of Meinklang; a multi-dimensional wine business that shows it is possible to achieve scale without sacrificing thoughtful farming and clean winemaking.  Founded by the brothers Mariani, Scribe is a picture-perfect modern Sonoma winery established on the footprint of one of California’s historic, pre-prohibition vineyards to which the first plantings of Riesling in the US can be attributed.  They churn out an impressive 200,000 bottles of wine a year, all of them spontaneously fermented and vinified without additions other than sulfite.  This is natural wine writ large making effortless and unfailingly attractive wines. 

PRODUCTS

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ROSÉ PÉTILLANT NATUREL

100% Mount Eden clone Pinot Noir picked early from rows farmed specifically for Pet Nat production.  Super gently pressed into temperature controlled steel for a very slow fermentation at low temperatures.  Periodically racked before early bottling to counteract the need to disgorge.

RIESLING PÉTILLANT NATUREL

Riesling picked early from rows farmed specifically for Pet Nat production.  Super gently pressed into temperature controlled steel for a very slow fermentation at low temperatures.  Periodically racked before early bottling to counteract the need to disgorge.

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CHARDONNAY 

PÉTILLANT NATUREL

100% Robert Young clone Chardonnay picked early from rows farmed specifically for Pet Nat production.  Super gently pressed into temperature controlled steel for a very slow fermentation at low temperatures.  Periodically racked before early bottling to counteract the need to disgorge.

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CARNEROS CHARDONNAY 

From a low lying Chardonnay vineyard 3 miles down the road from the winery planted to Robert Young clone in dense, black California clay soils.  The wine is fermented in steel with blocked MLF and aged for 6-7 months on gross lees in a mix of locally made hyper modern concrete tanks and steel.

RIESLING

Picked early from a mix of vines planted in 2008 on the valley floor to historic regionally attributed clones and young vine plantings on the hillside arranged in a Mosel-inspired fashion.  Made like the Carneros Chardonnay in steel and concrete with blocked MLF.

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ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR

Early picked from a variety of different parcels across the estate representing 5-6 different clones to increase complexity.  Very gently whole cluster pressed and settled overnight.  Fermented in steel with blocked MLF and aged for 6-7 months on gross lees in a mix of locally made hyper modern concrete tanks and steel.

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ATLAS WEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON

West facing, cooler vineyards farmed by Scribe since 2015 on the side of Atlas peak on the North and West borders of Pritchard Hill.  The site is cool and typified by volcanic soils that are iron rich and free draining.  

Destemmed and fermented in open top steel tanks.  Pressed to French oak and racked off gross lees late winter.  Aged for an additional 20 months before bottling.

ATLAS EAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Two blocks of Cab at an isolated vineyard at 1600 ft elevation farmed by Scribe since 2004 - its first vineyard project.  The soils are gravelly and volcanic with two different clones present.  Destemmed and fermented in open top steel tanks.  Pressed to French oak and racked off gross lees late winter.  Aged for an additional 20 months before bottling.