2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
About this wine
La Follette's Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast appellation showcases effortless tannins and racy acidity. The region's indigenous yeast struggle through primary fermentations, but this harnesses a coastal Pinot Noir boasting finer texture with more expressive aromatics and flavors. The Sonoma Coast is California's Côte-d'Or and this barrel selection is emblematic of Burgundian balance.
The 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir marries verve and intricacy. Three neutral barrels were chosen for their classic expression of varietal flavors and aromas. This selection plays off three new barrels of clone UCD 23 that displayed refreshing acidity and seamless integration of oak influence. The synergy found in these micro lots yields a harmonious coastal cuvée.
A fresh, graceful entry builds to finely structured tannins and volume. Vibrant red fruit plays against the richness of oak, creating a pleasing balance on the palate. Soft tannins enhance notes of forest floor and spice. This Pinot Noir expresses vivid fruit and finesse, the hallmarks of the Sonoma Coast.
100% Pinot Noir| 114, UCD 23
Open-top fermentors, native primary and secondary fermentations
11 months in 50% new French oak barrels
Alc. 13.6 |pH 3.58| 0.61 g/100mL