Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
200 Cases Produced
Producer of Color Women in Wine
Ms. Theodora Lee, a senior partner, and trial lawyer at Littler founded Theopolis Vineyards in 2003. In the wine world, Ms. Lee is known as Theo-Patra, Queen of the Vineyards. Her passion for wine began upon her arrival to San Francisco from Texas in 1987, primarily due to the influence of her law firm mentors, many of whom owned vineyards. This led Ms. Lee to take several viticulture classes at UC Davis, before deciding to develop her own vineyard. In 2001, Ms. Lee purchased sheep land in the Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley and began developing her vineyard. This process was quite complex from clearing land, doing soil tests, obtaining permits to remove some trees, drilling an agricultural well, and terracing the property. Finally, in 2003, Ms. Lee planted her 5-acre vineyard. Ms. Lee adopted her Greek name from pledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and established Theopolis Vineyards.
"An expression of Anderson Valley terroir, this exquisite Pinot Noir has aromas of lightly toasted oak and delicate rose petals, with flavors of cherry and raspberry highlighted with subtle undertones of forest floor to round out the bouquet. This Pinot Noir is savory which adds length to a memorable finish." Ms. Theo