Just south of Californiaâ€™s Russian River is a narrow valley in the southern Sonoma County countryside known as the Petaluma Gap. This unique area is roughly 25 miles wide with mountain walls rising to 3,000 feet above the valley floor, and is well known for its dramatic coastal fog banks that help create ideal growing conditions for cool climate wine varietals. Among the regionâ€™s beautiful hillside properties is Copeland Creek Vineyards, residing on historic Sonoma Mountain and named for the creek that borders the four estate vineyards on the property. Each individual vineyard presents a distinctive set of growing conditions, allowing for Copeland Creekâ€™s warm-blooded Bordeaux varietals to bask in the sun-baked soil on top of the Mountain, while their delicate Pinot Noir grapes can linger in the morning mists on the lower slopes along the creek bed. Copeland Creek Vineyards is owned by Kimberly and Peter Pfendler, and with assistance from local sommelier and winemaker Don Baumhefner, theyâ€™ve been releasing critically acclaimed, 91 plus pointed Pinot Noirs since their first vintage in 2001. Pairing the Petaluma Gapâ€™s ideal coastal influence with the incredible talents at Copeland Creek Vineyards has created and maintained an award-winning team in Californiaâ€™s world of Pinot Noir.