2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2018 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Enticing aromas of black cherry and orange peel create a richness on the nose, and a palate that boasts of strawberry, crushed raspberries and Bing cherry. Structured and vibrant, this wine lingers in the best way.

Bright, fresh and forested, with a crispness of pomegranate and orange, this red is sourced from several sites, including the vineyard-designated Las Brisas. Moderate richness boosts the tangy acidity and structure.

Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

The Vineyard

Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is sourced from a handful of exceptional vineyards each year in the revered Sonoma Coast AVA, from which our winemaker Katy Wilson expertly blends select lots and clones. It is a stunner year after year and always a beautiful expression of the Sonoma Coast. The 2018 vintage was slow and steady, which allowed the fruit to gradually ripen, holding its acid and allowing it to develop complexity on the vine. The majority of fruit was picked between mid-September and mid-October, with generous yet balanced yields.

Accolades

  • 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 4.2 Vivino rating

Details

Varietals

100% Pinot Noir

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
California
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Kozlowski, O'Connor, Jay Morris- Sebastopol, Las Brisas
Technical
Fermentation
Hand harvested and sorted then de-stemmed. Four to six day cold soak. Fermented separately by clone and vineyard. Gentle pump-over and punch-downs during fermentation.
Aging
Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, 30% of which were new. Barrels were carefully selected and blended prior to bottling.
Alcohol
13.9%
pH
3.54
TA
5.2 g/L
Production
Harvest Date
2018-09-05
Bottling Date
2020-05-01
Cases Produced
1915