2016 Pinot Noir, Sangiacomo Roberts Road
From Sonoma’s long respected family growers comes the fruit for our Sangiacomo — Roberts Road Vineyard Pinot Noir. Planted in 1999, Roberts Road Vineyard lies in the newly designated (December 2017) but long revered Petaluma Gap AVA. For nearly half the day the vineyard is shrouded in fog and also influenced by coastal breezes, lending itself to slow, even growing and fruit development. The block of Pinot Noir for this bottling is in the flat land at the base of Sonoma Mountain (on the western side) and features well-draining, silty gravel soils.
Rich red fruit, red plum, tart cherry juice and cardamom dominate the nose while sweet candied cranberry, forest floor, brambly ripe plum and subtle oak notes lend themselves to a complex and developed palate. Nuanced with vibrant acid and a viscous, juicy finish.