Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2017

$35 / Bottle (750mL)

The characteristics of the grapes reflects its environment—a complex fruity nose and subtle savory taste.

The Vintage

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

The Wine

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.

Food Affections

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.

Easy Bolognese Recipe

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound ground chuck beef
  • One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large skillet heat the olive oil. When almost smoking, add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onions become very soft, about 8 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Raise heat to high and add the ground beef. Saute, stirring frequently and breaking up any large lumps and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, parsley and basil and cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. This will take approximately 1/2 hour. Finish bolognese with Pecorino Romano. Add to any of your favorite pasta.

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