2016 Pinot Noir, 'Terra De Promissio', Sonoma Coast Magnum
Vineyard Notes: Sustainably farmed, cool climate site, southern exposure, clay loam soils. Normal budbreak, small set, hot June & very warm July, wonderfully cool August & first half September, small crop of a bit over 2.1 tons to the acre. Mostly clone 777 with a touch heritage clone. We harvested the fruit on September 12th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Aged for 16 months in 35% new French oak barrels, sur lees. Garnet in color. Floral rose petal, with pretty notes of wild strawberry perfume and sassafras tea. Secondary notes of Asian spice, thyme and clove. Bright, medium to full-bodied flavors of pomegranate, plum and black mission fig. Finishes long with great acidity and notes of orange pekoe tea, a hint of tobacco and fine tannins.