Alesia Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Price: $56.99
Item No. 128407
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Alesia Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has vibrant red colors in the glass. On the palate, the wine has flavors of dark fruits and spice. The wine is drink well now but has aging potential as well.

100% Pinot Noir

Critical Acclaim

"Vivid red. Strawberry, raspberry and spicecake on the nose, with a sexy sandalwood quality. In a distinctly vibrant style, with the sexy spice and red berry qualities following through in the mouth. Sappy and fine-grained wine, finishing on a suave note of candied flowers."
91 Points

Learn About Alesia

Alesia is a brand of Rhys Vineyards. Produced with grapes from locations outside the Santa Cruz Mountains, Alesia wine is made with the same philosophy as Rhys's estate grown wines – concentration from low yields and pure, fresh fruit flavors.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

Read More About Pinot Noir

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