Complex and enticing. Ripe black cherrry, lush blackberry with earthy undertones of mushroom, smoke and a dusting of cocoa. A true expression of Sonoma Coast, the 2006 vintage is deep and exotic with layers of ripe black and red fruit and a touch of pie crust. This dense wine fills the palate and yet exhibits hints of minerality, with a lengthy finish. The intense flavors of blackberry, green tea and earthy notes are a prelude to a very long, elegant finish.
This 2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of four vineyards. Three of these are located near the southern end of the Russian River Valley appellation. The fourth, Gap's Crown, is near Penngrove, which is highly influenced by the Petaluma Gap's cooling influence. The wines from this region are rich in dark fruit, clean earth and broad texture. We recommend drinking this wine between 2009 and 2014.