Noble Tree

HAND-CRAFTED ELEGANCE FROM SONOMA COUNTY

Noble Tree Wines was founded in 2010 to meet the demand for high quality, varietally correct wines at value pricing. The grapes for these wines have been sourced from premium growers in California but increasing demand for Noble Tree Wines resulted in a purchase of two Estate Vineyards, Wickersham Ranch and Chalk Hill Ranch – Russian River Valley from which Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel are now produced commencing with the 2013 Vintage.

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ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON WICKERSHAM RANCH
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ESTATE MERLOT WICKERSHAM RANCH
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ESTATE CHARDONNAY CHALK HILL RANCH
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ESTATE NOBLE BLEND BLANC CHALK HILL RANCH
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ESTATE GRENACHE
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ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC
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ESTATE ZINFANDEL
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ESTATE PINOT NOIR
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HISTORY

Noble Tree Wines was founded in 2010 to meet the demand for high quality, varietally correct wines at value pricing. The grapes for these wines have been sourced from premium growers in California but increasing demand for Noble Tree Wines resulted in a purchase of two Estate Vineyards, Wickersham Ranch and Chalk Hill Ranch – Russian River Valley from which Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel are now produced commencing with the 2013 Vintage.

TERROIR

The grapes for Noble Tree WInes have been sourced from premium growers in California but increasing demand for NOBLE TREE WINES resulted in a purchase of two Estate Vineyards, Wickersham Ranch and Chalk Hill – Russian River Valley from which Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel are now produced commencing with the 2013 Vintage.

The Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard is located in the Chalk Hill – Russian River Valley AVA, in the town of Windsor. Planted in the mid-1960s, the Vineyard is sited in a North-South orientation and is home to 17 acres of old-vine Noble Tree Chardonnay and five acres of old-vine Noble Tree Zinfandel. The vineyard is a classic valley floor site with alluvial soils exhibiting the dry, silty, loamy sand and gravel characteristics of an ancient riverbed and provides a perfect site to produce grapes for high-quality wines with varietal distinction.

The Wickersham Vineyard is located in Northwest Sonoma county, wedged between the Rockpile AVA and the Sonoma Coast AVA. It is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec at an elevation of 2,200 feet on a western facing slope. The Vineyard is one of the most remote sites in all of Sonoma County and offers the ideal microclimate to grow grapes for the production of Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest quality.

PEOPLE

John Wilson, Head Winemaker for Noble Tree, was born in Berkeley California and grew up in nearby Orinda. After completing high school he attended University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied Spanish Literature and Economics. His passion however for food and agriculture ignited his interest in wine and led John to take a position as a Harvest Intern in 2005 at Blankiet Estate. Certain that a life in winemaking was for him, John then secured the position of Cellar Master under Thomas Brown at Outpost wines, where he remained from 2006-2010, interrupted only by an internship in Argentina under Paul Hobbs. These experiences paid off and, feeling the desire to focus on Pinot Noir, John was able to land the prestigious position of Assistant Winemaker at Littorai Wines, under acclaimed winemaker Ted Lemmon, where he worked from 2010-2014. Having learned from some of California’s best winemakers, the time came for John to run his own cellar, and Thomas George Estates was lucky enough to bring him onboard in time for harvest in 2014.