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2018 Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir

Balanced and elegant with full, bright fruit and complex earth notes that hail from our carefully selected cool Sonoma Coast vineyards.

Vibrant ruby in color, the wine is bursting with aromas of juicy pomegranate, bing cherry, and rhubarb, with hints of earl grey tea and cinnamon. Elegantly layered notes of ripe strawberry, raspberry, and fennel fronds create a harmonious and lifted palate accented by a delicate acidity and a subtle salinity, which hearkens to its source along the Sonoma Coast.

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2018 ACCOLADES
92pts, James Suckling
“Extremely fresh and fruity with plums and dried strawberries, as well as a citrus-peel undertone. Full body, light tannins and a delicious finish. Fruit-forward pinot noir.” – James Suckling

90pts, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from multiple sites on the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems and 9 months on lees in 11% new French oak. Its ruby hue gives way to a pretty, strawberry, spice, and brambly, forest floor-laced Pinot Noir that has good acidity, plenty of sweet fruit, no hard edges, and a clean finish. It’s well worth seeking out.” – Jeb Dunnuck

90pts, Wine Spectator
“This features a minerally snap to the red currant, plum and raspberry flavors that are backed by silky tannins and acidity. Toasty accents linger on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2024. 19,668 cases made.”—Kim Marcus

2017 ACCOLADES
92pts, James Suckling
“Fresh raspberries, lemon rind, orange zest, rhubarb, red cherries and fresh herbs. Real Sonoma pinot.” – James Suckling

91pts, The Wine Advocate
“Inviting scents of pomegranate liqueur, crushed cranberries and Bing cherries with nuances of orange peel, potpourri and autumn leaves…it offers loads of bright, spicy fruits, with a gently grainy frame and seamless freshness, finishing long and bright.” – Erin Brooks

 

Winemaking

  • Hand-harvested at night
  • 15-day maceration in open top tanks
  • 7% whole cluster inclusion
  • Native yeast fermentations
  • Aged on the lees for 9 months
  • Aged 9 months, 11% new oak
  • Minimal SO2 Additions
  • Bottled unfined

Sonoma Coast

The vineyards along the Sonoma Coast feature marine influences that define this sweeping appellation, an area that stretches from the beautiful San Pablo Bay all the way to the Mendocino County line.

 

 

The Sonoma Coast American Viticulture Area (AVA) covers over 480,000 acres, with roughly 7,000 acres planted with vines.  Temperatures are moderate, with evenings dipping to 40s as a result of the fog off Bodega Bay and day time highs typically in the low 70s.  Growing grapes in the dramatically cool western reaches of Sonoma County is complex and demanding, with the end result truly worth the risk. The resulting fruit produces wines that are elegant and intensely structured.