Le Caprice Seaview Estate, Sonoma County Translated from the French: whim, quirk, frolic

Le Caprice
Estate Pinot Noir

Named for the Pinot Noir grape as a reference to its capricious and somewhat demanding disposition. Le Caprice embodies the challenge of growing this varietal well, and the ethereal and glorious elements that we strive to capture. This wine is made from grapes grown in the steepest of our Sonoma Coast vineyards, with a slightly eastern aspect and a resulting decrease in the cool maritime influences. Le Caprice is the most fruit-forward of our three estate Pinot Noirs.

Vineyard & Wine Details
Tasting Notes


  • Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, Sonoma County


  • 2006
  • 100% Pinot Noir


  • 1,000–1,500 feet


  • Rocky alluvial sediments, decomposing volcanic material, clay


  • East and northeast


  • Located on the first ridgeline from the coast; bordered on the east by the Gualala River.

Wines produced from the
Seaview Estate

Le Caprice

Estate Pinot Noir

Ma Danseuse

Estate Pinot Noir

Clos du Ciel

Estate Pinot Noir