Addax Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
This beautiful, deep purple Pinot Noir was crafted from the Silver Eagle Vineyard in the hills of Green Valley and the Pfendler vineyards in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast. Aged in 100% new French oak, this blockbuster Pinot is packed with
aromas of mountain berry, clove, and Ibarra cocoa. Medium-bodied with an exotic palate of Asian spices and chocolate. Plush tannins and a finish to match.
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The appellation 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is stunning. All destemmed, it too is medium to full-bodied yet has a darker, more herbal style in its smoky red and black fruits, peppery herbs, and scorched earth aromatics. With solid background oak, good mid-palate density, and outstanding finish, drink it over the coming 4-6 years. Best After 2022
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.
The Sonoma Coast is highly regarded for elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and, increasingly, cool-climate Syrah. The wines have high acidity, moderate alcohol, firm tannin, and balanced ripeness.
Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”