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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Sequana Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Sequana Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 123639)
boutique wine
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of sour cherry and cranberry are touched up with allspice, red rose petal and notes of tea leading to soft, supple tannins and crisp acidity, showcasing bright red fruits led by raspberry and cherry with a hint of cloves and herbal tea.

One of the smallest appellations on the Sonoma coast, Green Valley of Russian River Valley has a cool climate, a result of the fog that comes from the Pacific Ocean each evening. The cooler weather and well-drained Goldridge soils create an idyllic climate for growing Pinot Noir, yielding complex, elegant wines with well-balanced acidity. Pinot Noir achieves greatness here.

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About Sequana:

Sequana Single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from Green Valley of Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands are named in honor of Sequana, the Franco-Roman goddess of the River Seine, which flows through the ancestral birthplace of Pinot Noir.

Winemaker and Pinot Noir specialist, James MacPhail, has complete control over the creation of Sequana's limited production wines – from farming to winemaking. He understands Pinot Noir's temperament, its ability to convey the signature of each single vineyard and its preference for restrained, gentle winemaking. He makes his Pinot Noirs by hand in small batches, using cold maceration and native yeasts. "My goal is to express each vineyard’s personality," says James.