2005 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Personified as a woman, this wine would be a stylish gymnast, a poised beauty with power and grace. My elegant and lively Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir presents beguiling charms and a strong, supple structure.
To capture the forward fruit and length on the palate, I composed this blend from five diverse vineyard sources and multiple clones. The wine aged for ten months in fifty-two percent new oak barrels crafted by my favorite French coopers.
Floral aromas of rose petals and violets give way to delicate fraises de bois, boysenberry and cherry flavors. The wine has a silky texture with mature, sleek tannins, and the ripe, juicy fruit carries through a long, glorious finish. I anticipate this Pinot Noir to flourish in the bottle for many delicious years.
“This gorgeous wine was the biggest of the pinots we tasted, packed with bright cherry and notes of lemon and orange, vanilla and spice.” MSNBC.com, November 14, 2007