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The Name

Water WHeel

Noria means water wheel in Spanish.  A symbol that evokes life bringing elements like flowing water, vitality and the turning cycle of nature.

A a niche wine combining fruity, smooth and elegant tastes reminiscent of sake. Made from grapes grown in Napa & Sonoma County and handcrafted in small lots.

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The Winemaker

Japanese native

Nori Nakamura first learned about fine wine at his uncle’s Italian restaurant in Tokyo. After college he visited Italy and tasted a phenomenal 1981 Barbaresco that clarified his life’s goal of being a winemaker.  

Earning a Japan Sommelier Certification in Tokyo he transferred from the Hotel Nikko in Tokyo to San Francisco where he worked as catering manager. Located near Napa and Sonoma, he religiously visited wine country every weekend for two years. 

Fulfilling his dream  he enrolled in the viticulture program at UC Davis where he graduated in 200?  Subsequently, he has gone on to become assistant winemaker at Koves-Newlan, Pine Ridge Vineyards & Artesa and head winemaker at Jamison Ranch and currently at Larson Family Winery.

The Vineyards

 

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Russian River

Bevill

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Mike Valentine Vineyard

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Bohemian Vineyard

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Sonoma County

ROBERTS ROAD VINEYARD

First planted in 1998 Bordered on the northern edge by Copeland Creek Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals 14 different clone and rootstock combinations Sources fruit for 14 wineries. Sonoma Coast AVA

PALMER RANCH

Includes the Wedekinds and Jennings Vineyards Owned and farmed since the early 1970s; first vineyard planted in 1980 Zamora silty clay loam & Huichica loam soils Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot varietals 9 different clone/rootstock combinations Carneros AVA

GREEN ACRES VINEYARD

First Sangiacomo vineyard planted in 1969 with Chardonnay—Old Wente clone; 5 acres still exist Bordered by Sonoma Creek on the east and has Fowler Creek running through the vineyard Clay loam soils Chardonnay & Pinot Noir planted with more than 20 clone/rootstock combinations Organically grown Chardonnay block Fruit source for more than 24 wineries Carneros AVA