2017 Sonoma Coast ~ Pinot Noir ~ 750 ml
Blends, blends, blends. We love them. This year's Sonoma Coast blend is a fresh, flavorful and elegant Pinot that has all the traits that makes this grape so special. There's a pretty, fragrant nose with sweet floral notes and fresh, high-toned red fruit. On the palate, the pure red fruit flavors dance. Sweet tangy strawberry and raspberry perform the initial tango as subtle toasty oak notes with hints of purple sweet tart join in. Excellent acidity makes this a mouthwatering wine that keeps you going back to the glass for more. This is a perfect wine for salmon, cheese, a salumi plate or with your weekend brunch.
827 cases, 7 bottles
Our Sonoma Coast wine changes with each vintage as we often try out new vineyards which allows us to explore different flavors. We blend with others for a unique blend each vintage. Those that are exceptional stand out and are considered for our single vineyard designate program. We hope you enjoy! We have carefully refined our winemaking techniques in a way that defines our unique Pinot Noirs, separating the grapes by clone during fermentation and aging. This gives us many more blending options. We cold soak the grapes two to three days before adding several different types of yeast, cultured specifically for Pinot Noir. During the seven to twelve days it takes to ferment, we hand-punch each fermenter, sometimes as often as five or six time a day to ensure that the temperature doesn’t get too warm. Once the juice is fermented, we press the fruit and move the wine into Francois Frères French oak barrels, and then age before bottling.
11 months in Francois Fréres French Oak, ⅓ new, ⅓ 2 year old, ⅓ 1 year old