2021 Sonoma Coast Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir
2021 Pinot Noir
“This rich, broad wine offers ripe, lush black-fruit flavors on a velvety, expansive texture. Attractive oak spices—cinnamon, cedar vanilla—add an almost-sweet allure from the heady aroma through the lingering finish. Best through 2029."
About This Wine
Redwood groves to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and a small, sunny ridge top planted to Pinot Noir in between - that is the picturesque Seascape Vineyard, sitting 1,150 feet above Bodega Bay. A beautiful, captivating vineyard – which is helpful while patiently waiting for it to ripen, as it is the last vineyard we pick almost every year. Clone 1A is a rare find here, a late ripening clone that pushes some stunning aromatics from the glass. Clone 777 gets ever-so-slightly riper and rounds out the mouthfeel and adds fresh, crunchy fruit. Just a dash of whole cluster (10%) is used here to heighten earthy aromatics and add a bit more grip through the finish. A light touch of new French oak is used, with 30% and 10 months of barrel age.