2016 Campbell Ranch ~ Pinot Noir ~ Sonoma Coast ~ 750 ml
As many of you know, this is serious True Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Not overly showy, especially now, it reveals its charms slowly. The nose on this dark garnet wine is refined at first with rose and purple violet floral aromas and hints of toast. As the wine breathes, floral is joined by earth and blue fruit notes. The flavor profile: complex. Earthy mushroom and bramble mingle with tart stone fruit flavors at the pour, with fresh plum, raspberry and subtle spice notes emerging once the wine opens. The complex flavors are delivered with an impressive structure delivering mouthwatering acidity and a serious mid-palate. As usual, Campbell take a beat or two to come into its own, but well worth the wait.
This wonderful vineyard is located near the town of Annapolis on the northern Sonoma Coast, also known as the “True Sonoma Coast’. Campbell Ranch lies right on the fog line at 750 feet above sea level in a very remote area. This vineyard was planted with Dijon clones 667 and 777 in 2000 in low vigor soils. We are always thrilled with the results and know you will be too.
11 months in Francois Fréres French Oak, 50% new, 50% 1-2 year old