2017
Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir
Description

The grapes for our Pinot Noir hail from the Sonoma Coast where warm days are cooled by coastal fog, allowing the grapes to ripen under optimally-balanced conditions. The grapes were hand-harvested between August 21 and September 13 before aging in 50% new French oak barrels for 15 months.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Enticing aromas of cranberries, plum and a hint of spice. 

Palate: 

Delicately flavored and well-balanced, this wine offers notes of savory flavors of vibrant cranberries and a dash of spice. White pepper, and ginger lead to a delightfully lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage was marked by extreme conditions that reduced crop size, starting with abundant winter rainfall and mild spring weather, which led to vigorous vines. The growing season saw three heat spikes, including one over Labor Day weekend that kicked harvest into high gear.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma Coast
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.46
  • Total Acidity: 6.4g/L
  • Aging:
    • 15 months in 100% French oak
    • 50% New oak
  • Case produced:
    • 150
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Pork
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
Sauces:
Mushroom Dishes / Sauces
Grains:
Mushroom Quiche
$40