Sonoma Coast


Pinot Noir

2016

We craft our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir by sourcing from mature hillside vineyard lots that lend to a rich, voluptuous core. Aromas of dark cherry, and red stone fruit are reflected on the palate, further complemented by fine tannins. French oak reveal subtle spice notes that lead to a long finish.

Sonoma Coast

The Sonoma Coast appellation, spanning the Northern California coastline, is renowned for its marine influence and Burgundian-style terroir. Mild days and cooling breezes from the Pacific Coast offer ideal growing conditions for elegant Pinot Noir wines. Sourced from mature hillside vineyard lots that lend to a rich, voluptuous core.

Winemaking

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were hand picked in October. After destemming, the grapes were whole-berry fermented in open-top fermenters, which were punched down manually to provide maximum flavor and minimum harsh tannins. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred to a mix of new and matured small French oak barrels for eight months. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal filtration and fining to preserve the fresh berry flavors.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with lamb chops, duck, risotto, roast chicken or grilled salmon.

Accolades

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94 points, Platinum Medal

94 points, Platinum Medal

- Winemaker Challenge, 2018

92 points

92 points

A dark cherry, toasty oak and fall spice expression that satisfies. There is a nice bright acid streak keeping things knit together through the long finish. Serve this with something from the red meat side.
- Rich Cook

88 points, Silver Medal

88 points, Silver Medal

Opaque violet color. Fruity aromas...with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a medium-length berry jam and toasted crumpet finish...well-integrated, dusty tannins and light oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017

14.5%

Sonoma Coast

Rich & Voluptuous

Sonoma Coast, California

The Sonoma Coast AVA runs alongside the Pacific Ocean from San Pablo Bay in the North down to the Mendocino County line and east to the Coastal Ranges. Boasting over 480,000 acres, 7,000 planted with vineyards, the Sonoma Coast is the country's largest AVA. The region was initially created to act as an umbrella AVA to incorporate producers in the cold-climate region that were scattered up along the Pacific Coastline in cooler zones of Sonoma County.