2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
The attractive profile of this richly elegant Pinot Noir was created by blending together five individual lots of wine made from several different clonal selections. Grapes came from diverse sites within the cool area bordering the Sonoma County coast. Each vineyard is strongly influenced by its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean only 10 miles away.
Immediately mouthwatering, this coastal wine's beguiling aroma displays fresh blueberries, huckleberries and dark crushed raspberries. The showy, luscious fruit is fresh and lifted, laced with scents of lavender and sweet foxglove. Brooding dark cherry adds complexity, heightened even further by a touch of cinnamon, cardamom and kirsch. On the palate, tannins are firm, yet smooth and balanced, creating a long, silky finish. Appealing now, this Pinot will develop even more grace with aging.