2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Black cherry, cranberry, cola and pomegranate aromas. Long and full on the palate with bright plum and rhubarb notes and a refreshingly zesty finish.
These vineyards highlight Pinot Noir at its best from the Sonoma Coast AVA: showcasing cooler sites with lower yields, resulting in amazing concentration and vibrancy.
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Terroir: Goldridge soil series which is well-drained and highly erodible. Poor nutrients in the soil force the vines to struggle, delivering dense fruit clusters. Overall climate is cool, foggy and sometimes windy, yet with enough sunshine to produce fruit with intense color and flavor.
After night harvesting, the fruit arrives before sunrise at Saintsbury. Each block remains separate and receives gentle handling starting at the sorting table through to the open top fermenters for 5-day cold soak for a total of 13 days cuvaison.