Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 126625
  • PR93
  • TP90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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. "
93 Points

"Bright and tangy with juicy acidity and lively cherry fruit; fresh and racy with vibrant flavors."
90 Points

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NYCLA - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/9/2014)
Style: 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.
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Wilfred Wong - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/4/2014)
Style: 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.
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Rating:
(6/5/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Schug is the master of Pinot. This 2012 Sonoma Coast is no exception. For years I've circled back to Schug for their quality, consistency and balance. Not to mention the value. Give it a try.
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Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California"s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Backus and...

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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...

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