This 100% Pinot Noir cuvee is from grapes grown within the cool
microclimate of the Sonoma Coast AVA, on select vineyards in
the western portion of Carneros and the Petaluma Gap. The cool
windy climate and low yield of these vineyards allow Pinot Noir
grapes to mature slowly while retaining their natural acidity, with
bright flavors of red cherries, raspberries and spice. We showcase the elegant side of Pinot Noir by aging in large neutral oak casks and older French oak barrels to keep new oak flavors to a minimum. Lively acidity on the finish makes it an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats.
"Medium ruby color; bright, spicy cherry and strawberry
aromas; ripe, bright cherry flavors with spicy notes and nice
acidity; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright, spicy
Pinot that's a delight to drink right now.
"Bright and tangy with juicy acidity and lively cherry fruit; fresh and racy with vibrant flavors."
Smooth & Supple
Excellent Pinot Noir for the price. A pleasure to drink. Very smooth, compelling nose, and very smooth finish. Great with dinner, or just on its own.
Smooth & Supple
A wine that everyone will enjoy, the nifty 2011 Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir screams of a pretty fine, cool place. Shows pretty red fruit flavors that just zing on the palate; very light tannins and no edges here. This wine is all about strawberries and flowers. A big yum here.
Earth & Spicy
For the price, this is a great Pinot. Great earthy and spice nose. Very nice fruit and tannins. Taste much better than the price would suggest