Approachable elegance: the 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot noir nails that right out of the glass. At first you get candied red fruit but the wine quickly evolves to spice and earth. It’s rose petals, it’s tobacco, and it’s forest floor. The fruit is darker and moodier, think raspberry and pomegranate fruit leather, while the baking spice and floral elegance take the front seat on this journey. We make this wine for those that love the Sonoma Coast and those who want a Pinot noir that captures the delicate balance of this climate.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 91 points
Pale ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast gives up warm cranberry sauce, crushed red cherries, woodsmoke and red berry preserves on the nose with notes of warm wild blackberries, underbrush, burnt orange peel and black tea leaves. The palate is light-bodied, bright, fresh and spicy with a soft frame and a very juicy finish.