2017 Pinot Noir, 'Jon Boat', Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Notes: From a collection of vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast appellation. Normal to just below-average yields across the board. Rainy winter, late spring, several really hot, hot weeks during mid summer. Harvested on 9/8 & 9/9.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 10 months sur lees in 100% French oak; 20% new oak. Bottled unfined, unfiltered. Ruby red in color. Ripe nose of candied raspberry, dark cherry, and floral rose petal tea. Background notes of Bing cherry and freshly picked mint and tarragon. Medium-bodied, vibrant flavors of velvety plum and red berry fruits. Secondary flavors of ripe cranberry tea, cherry cola, citrus peel and hints of tobacco give way to long, ripe tannins and bright finish.
Cases Produced: 427