2018 Sun Chase Pinot Noir
Planted on the west-facing hillside where the cool Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, this site overlooks a broad sweep of the county from the San Pablo Bay to north Santa Rosa. Our Pinot Noir block is just above the fog line in rocky soil. The growing season tends to be long and the weather not always so pleasant for humans but
wonderful for grapes.
The wines color transports you to Oz and Dorothys ruby red slippers. Stunning. This remarkable vineyard never disappoints. Intense aromas and red-fruit flavors deliver a one-two punch that intoxicate. Along with raspberry, red cherry, and rhubarb, youll encounter notes of graham crackers, black cherry cola, anise, menthol, saffron, and a faint whisper of cinnamon. There are no harsh edges and plenty of depth in this fullbodied, balanced Pinot Noir. It will definitely continue to reward you with time; five to seven years (2026-2028). Savor this with oven-baked (or roasted) turkey, yellowfin tuna, mushroom risotto, beef brisket on a bed of mashed potatoes, or lobster ravioli.
Enjoyable on its own or try with thick cut chops, roasted turkey with cranberries, slow-roasted king salmon with cherry tomatoes, your mother's favorite meatloaf recipe, or Cowgirl Creamery's Pierce Pt cheese.
91 points, Wine Spectator
777 clone | 13.9% ABV
Whole-cluster pressing, 100% native yeast primary fermentation, 100% wild malolactic fermentation
11 months in low toast, air-dry 3-year-old French oak, 25% new