Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Sensory Notes: Aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, coastal forest floor, cedar and baking spices leap from the glass offering an alluring hint at this wine’s depth. The lush, generous fruit continues on the palate, where it is framed by bold tannins and bright, cool-climate acidity. Savory notes of meat and leather add nuance and complexity, while carrying the wine to a long, layered finish.
Winemaking Notes: After and early budbreak and a long growing season, the excellent 2016 vintage yielded small clusters of intensely flavored berries. To make our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, we blended together fruit from three of our favorite vineyards: Three Perch (45%), Jenkins (38%) and Stephens (17 %). The fruit was harvested by hand at night, cold soaked for five-to-seven days with one pump-over a day, and underwent native yeast fermentation. During fermentation, the wine received two punch-downs daily before being barreled down at dryness to 100% French oak. The wine was aged for 11 months in a total of 40% new oak barrels prior to blending.