2013 Pinot Noir, 'Jon Boat', Sonoma Coast Magnum
Winemaker’s Vineyard Notes: From a collection of vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast with the backbone being the Terra de Promissio Vineyard. In terms of the way I like to see Pinot grown, this year was a smooth one with an early, uneventful spring, warm summer and normal to above average yields. Harvested 9/13, 9/14 & 9/17.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, 100% French oak-aged in 20% new oak barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered. Ruby in color. Big nose full of bing cherry cola, rose petals, forest floor, mint tea, and juniper. Secondary aromas of vanilla, saddle leather, nutmeg and hints of tobacco. Medium to full bodies flavors of ripe plum, Bing cherry, and blackberry pie. Long finish of ripe cranberry, anise, and baker’s chocolate.