Rodgers Creek Vineyard sits at 300 feet above sea level, between Sonoma and Petaluma, in the teeth of the wind and fog of the Petaluma Gap. The vines grow in light, chalky volcanic ash soils in steep inclines. This causes natural vine stress and gives the wine high concentration levels. This location provides pure western exposure and constant wind and fog funneled in from the Pacific Ocean. This cooling influence, combined with well-drained, volcanic soils planted to the Pommard clone, produces a distinctive Pinot noir defined primarily by notes of earth and game, with fruit in an intriguing secondary role.