Founded in 2007, Blue Farm takes its name from the farmhouse at Anne Moller-Racke’s home and vineyard in Carneros. Blue Farm is focused on creating Burgundian grand cru style Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, and draws on Anne’s 40+ years winegrowing experience. In 1981 Anne moved to Sonoma from from Germany, where she worked with legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff; for the following three decades, she farmed some of California’s most celebrated vineyards. In 2001, Anne founded The Donum Estate, growing it into one of the top Pinot Noir producers in California.
Blue Farm began as a seven-acre vineyard divided into four blocks to create one complete wine, and remains committed to rigorous, precision farming coupled with traditional winemaking practices. Today, there are five Blue Farm vineyards that reach from Sonoma’s Valley to its Coast, as well as the Russian River. Each site was carefully selected based on its unique characteristics—including soil, elevation, exposure, slope, and climate, all of which determine how a specific clone, or selection will perform.
100% Pinot Noir, the 2021 Blue Farm Sonoma Coast is a blend of Calera, 2A, Dijon 115, 667 & 777 clones from vineyards stretching the length of the Sonoma Coast. The grapes were picked and sorted by hand. Spontaneous fermentation was in a small open-top stainless-steel tank, for 20 days. The resulting wine was aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 25% new.
Deep ruby red. Scented with layers of cherry fruit and baking spices. The palate is creamy and rich, with flavors of warm cherry preserves, dusty plum and vanilla-kissed oak. Lots of vibrant acidity to balance the fine tannins. Elegant and ripe with a charming cherry cola finish. A lovely addition to any table—or cellar for that matter!