Originally Posted by Hampton
Aha, never heard of this. Glad you enjoyed it!
Adam and his wife Dianna are considered old guard in CA Pinot and are very well known by anyone into CA Pinot. Their Siduri label is their original label and is only Pinots. They started off that company on their own (after requesting and being denied loans from the family) and that company met with great success. Suddenly they had family investors. They kept Siduri for themselves and created Novy Family to market non-Pinot varietals. I quite enjoy their Syrah. At the winery only, Siduri has a few small lot non-Pinot bottlings though, Viognier being the prime one and it is very good. As I said though, that's only at the winery.
Adam is considered a mentor by many of the newer Pinot producers, Brian Loring (Loring Wines) and the guy behind AP Vin, probably being the best known of his protegees.
Cargasacchi is a great vineyard in the Santa Rita hills and I've enjoyed efforts from several winemakers, Adam included. The 07 is a great effort.