Pinot Noir – Sonoma County
65% Russian River Valley AVA – Riverfront Vineyard
The Riverfront vineyard, with its dramatic temperature changes from warm days to cool, foggy nights, creates concentrated and complex flavors in the grapes.
25% Sonoma Coast AVA – Walala Vineyard – Estate Grown
The Walala Vineyard is perched along a ridge 1,200 feet above sea level, just inland from the rugged Sonoma coastline. In its position above the dense fog line, the vineyard experiences moderate temperatures that give grapes longer hang times for optimal flavor and ripeness. Rocky soils provide excellent drainage throughout the growing season and result in distinctive varietal character
10% Petaluma Gap AVA – Morelli Vineyard – Estate Grown
Defined by its unique wind and fog conditions and their effect on the vines, the Petaluma Gap was designated on December 7, 2017, as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), producing premium grapes that make it one of California’s best areas for growing Pinot Noir. Just 25 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, it’s also the premier gateway to the Sonoma Coast and northern Marin County wine region.
Aged 8 months in French oak (15% new). Hints of blackberry and raspberry, with a touch of baking spices. 14.9% alcohol. 3800 cases produced.
About the Producer
Omen wines are hand-crafted from high-quality fruit purchased from “hidden gem” AVA vineyards.
High on the hilltops in California sits an abandoned monastery that undisputedly has the best view of the Santa Rita Hills. It is there that Atlas Vineyard Management is lucky enough to farm what is considered to be one of the best places on the planet to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. One Spring day in 2014, an AVM team member took and instagrammed a photo of the monastery. "The photo was hauntingly beautiful so we printed it out and taped it to a wine bottle. We thought it would make a great label. Visitors loved the bottle and excitedly asked if that was our own wine that we were making. After what seemed liked hundreds of inquiries it was obvious that it was a sign! We needed to make our own wine, and so Omen was born. Today that original Instagram photo is still featured on our Sierra Foothills Red Blend bottle and it has inspired a series of other photos and wines that we are proud to offer as part of our Omen line."
Winemaker Alexandre Remy hails from Rennes, France. He holds a master’s degree in food science from the University of Montpellier. His desire to make wine took him to Marlborough, Victoria and Napa Valley.
Sustainability: Omen is committed to sustainability, from the vineyards all the way to the labels, printed on 100% recycled materials. Starting with the 2015 vintage, they are only using Diam Corks, a company that not only has an amazing environmental policy and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, but also guarantees closures that are cork taint free. For the vinification, Omen partners with wineries that are within 50 miles of where the grapes are grown. The barrels used are made from French oak staves but are assembled right here in the USA. Finally, Omen works exclusively with warehouses that support The Green Initiative Fund. The wines are vegan.
“ I want to provide the American consumer the same benefits that the French take for granted, great wines at great value. In the USA it is rare to find great quality wines at affordable prices” Alexandre Remy