Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2017
$35 / Bottle (750mL)
The characteristics of the grapes reflects its environment—a complex fruity nose and subtle savory taste.
2017 rain and heat waves gave us a wine with dual personality. This year did bring some welcome weather with higher-than-normal rainfall from previous years. A heat wave in late August sped up the pace to harvest season. The cool nights allowed the grapes to mature to a balanced ripeness. We harvested before Labor Day and the devastating wildfires. Preserved is the freshness and acidity of the vintage. The wine shows a refinement to the tannin structure which will allow for early consumption and graceful aging.
Small Batch – Quantity Three Barrels
You are first introduced the fragrance of earth tones of black truffles with dried florals and hints of herbs. This expands into the sweetness of cherry jam, dark berries.
The palate reverberates the aroma only intensified. Tannins are rounded and minerals with a smooth mouthfeel accented by solid acid structure.
Be creative. Pinot Noir is a versatile wine. Pinots with more acidity are ideal with duck, other game birds, casseroles, or stews like beef bourguignon.