We often describe Texture as a hidden gem whose wines are available only to a select few. No vineyard epitomizes that narrative better than Wendling. Tucked away at the northwestern edge of Anderson Valley, its modest 20 acres of undulating hillsides provide only enough Pinot Noir for a handful of winemakers. Gently carved into this pristine niche are Texture’s signature vineyard blocks. Leveraging decades of knowledge from Wendling owner and viticulturist Paul Ardzrooni, Texture winemaker Erich Bradley relies primarily on the Pommard and 943 clones. The latter is not widely planted in California, but 943 performs uniquely well in Wendling’s foggy, ocean-cooled climate. The compelling clonal selection is virtually impossible to replicate elsewhere in the New World, affording the opportunity to explore the artistry and audacity of Pinot Noir. This offering drives structure and balance that hints at Richebourg combined with the seductive dark fruit character of coastal California.