Domaine Della Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
This 2018 Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, strawberry and spice. The 2018 Sonoma Coast delivers generous black cherry, wild raspberry, blueberry and earthy minerality. Elegant, balanced, lush and focused. Mouthful is ample and plush gaining depth with a lingering velvety finish.
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Crisp red fruit, citrus and blueberry brighten a core of biting acidity in this coastal appellation wine, impressive in texture and length. Coated in cinnamon, nutmeg and black tea, it offers the best of the variety’s fruit and savory components.
More framboise, spring flowers, candied violets, and strawberry notes emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. It's medium to full-bodied, has a pretty, vibrant, edgy texture, good length, and is a richer, concentrated Sonoma Coast effort to enjoy over the coming 5-6 years.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast has a nose of smoked cranberries and crushed blackberries accented by tobacco leaf, earth and dried herbs. The medium-bodied palate is broody but nuanced, grainy and super fresh with a long finish.
Fresh cranberry, rose-hip, orange-zest and dried-earth aromas. It’s medium-to full-bodied with soft, sleek tannins and tangy acidity. Bright, crunchy fruit with a zesty finish. Drink or hold.
Domaine Della’s mission is to craft intense and adventurous wines, partnering with the very best growers, to create an exceptional wine for special moments and timeless memories. All wines that have been released since our inaugural Fall Release in 2014on mom’s birthday, August17, have received scores of 90-96+ points from the wine media. We sell 85% of our wines through the direct-to-consumer channel and have a waitlist,10% for three-tier at this stage of evolution, and we hold back 5% as library wine for new customer acquisition or to participate in meaningful ways to give back.
The Sonoma Coast AVA is large in area but, not counting overlapping regions like Russian River Valley, only has a few thousand acres of grapevines—and it’s no wonder. Much of the region is rugged and not easily accessible. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean’s fog and cool breezes limits the varieties that can be cultivated, but it proves to be an ideal environment for high quality Pinot Noir.
Since fog is a frequent fact of life here, as are heavy marine layers that sometimes bring rain, the best vineyards are wisely planted above the fog line, on picturesque ridges that capture enough sun to provide even ripening. That, with the overnight drop in temperature that reliably preserves acidity, results in fine expressions of Pinot Noir that often receive tremendous critic and consumer praise alike, and are often in high demand.