The Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir aroma seems to jump from the glass with wild berry notes of alpine strawberry, blackberry, and subtle hints of blueberry and pomegranate. These fruit elements marry extremely well with the deeper bass notes and complement the oak spices and hints of grilled herbs. The palate is equally matched with a depth in complexity that rivals the aroma. The wild berry fruit profile gives way to a vibrant acidity and a wonderfully integrated tannin profile with a surprisingly delicate floral lift on the finish. The bright Sonoma Coast acidity is balanced by the velvety, rich finish. The 2012 Sonoma Coast would be the perfect accompaniment to a grilled squab or grilled saddle of rabbit.
"Bright ruby-red. Mineral- and spice-accented red and dark berries on the nose and in the mouth, with a suave floral nuance coming up with air. Silky and precise initially, then more structured in the mid-palate, with a note of bitter cherry emerging. Finishes with repeating minerality, fine-grained, gripping tannins and excellent energy and length."
International Wine Cellar