About Nestweaver Wines

"We have chosen to use three different clones that all “weave” seamlessly into a wine that’s sum is greater than its parts. Blending enables us to make a wine in the style we strive for, which is bright, expansive and seductive." - Patrick Nyeholt - Winemaker

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Named for my grandmother who had a profound influence on my childhood, and who always welcomed our family to a warm and cozy home, Nestweaver is a dream realized.

 

About Caren Hatton, Proprietor

Caren graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Kinesiology. Her career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing lasted 10 years before co-founding Arietta Wine with partner Fritz Hatton in 1996. It has been Caren's dream to make Pinot Noir ever since.

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Nestweaver is hand-made in partnership with winemaker, Patrick Nyeholt. Nestweaver is inspired by the Pinot Noirs of Burgundy but originates in the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast. 

 

About Patrick Nyeholt, Winemaker

Patrick was named Winemaker for Nestweaver Wines in 2022. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a degree in Agricultural Business with an emphasis on winemaking and viticulture.  Patrick worked on his family’s vineyard properties before joining Andy Erickson’s winemaking team for Arietta Wine in 2011.  He was named Associate Winemaker in 2020.

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Blending enables us to make a wine in the style we strive for, which is bright, expansive and seductive. Three Heritage Clones: Pommard, Vosne Romanee and Swan, grown in a family-owned vineyard ideally located in the Goldridge Soil of the hills of Sebastopol and the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast. These clones and the location provide a unique blend that makes a Pinot that is food friendly, soft, aromatic and mouthwatering.

Winemaker Patrick Nyeholt describes 2021 Nestweaver below:

The inaugural release of Nestweaver Wines is the 2021 Nestweaver Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Its pale ruby color, delicate structure, and enticing aromatics perfectly reflect the growing season and terroir of the Sonoma Coast AVA. Spring came early after very little rain and transitioned into a mild and uneventful summer growing season. Vines shouldered a small crop due to drought conditions but showed promise of excellent quality. A mild summer allowed the fruit to ripen slowly, allowing flavors to intensify and develop at lower sugars. The result was a patient and calculated harvest date in late September under ideal conditions.

The source for Nestweaver, Corpuel Family Vineyard is a 7.6-acre vineyard dedicated to three clones of premium Pinot Noir grapes: Pommard, Vosne-Romanne and Swan. Planted by Ulises Valdez in 2016 and farmed by Chris Walden of Vinedresser Vineyard Management, the vineyard expresses the confluence of many forces. The Goldridge Sandy Loam soils, climate of the Sonoma Coast, winds of the Petaluma Gap, prime location in the Sebastopol Hills and expert farming all provide balance, complexity, and remarkable aromatics.

On the nose, we find fresh, wild cherry, raspberry, and blood orange notes, along with rose petal, maitake mushroom, clove, and hints of wild game. The wine is focused and energetic on the palate, but with time in the glass it becomes expansive and seductive. Bright red fruit and floral notes lead the way supported by notes of forest floor, vanilla, and pine. With a small percentage of whole cluster, 30% new French oak and 9 months of elevage the wine shows a delicate structure and vibrant finish. Even with the forwardness of the fruit there is a purity and focus through the mid-palate that integrates seamlessly with a lasting finish. Though enjoyable now, it is clear the wine will continue to evolve over years in the bottle.