2018 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 (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.
Nose: Cherry cola, strawberry, sweet tobacco, black tea, raspberry, dusty rose
Palate: Raspberry, pomegranate, evokes some tannins and structure
Finish: Well structured and integrated, lingering oak tannins