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Opal Moon 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Opal Moon 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Sangiacomo Pinot!
For How Much??
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Sangiacomo Pinot!
For How Much??

Mission Codename Hold my glass

$18 Sangiacomo Pinot!?

Where is that “shut up and take my money” meme when we need it? Here. It’s here.

Seriously though, finding a single vineyard (Sangiacomo!) Sonoma Pinot under $20 is like:

  • Scoring a Vince Lombardi sweater at Goodwill
  • Getting a perfectly ripe avocado for 50¢
  • Finding a pile of 2x4s you bought in 2018

Sangiacomo Vineyards has a laundry list of top-tier wineries sourcing fruit - from La Follette and Saxon Brown to Eric Kent and Domaine Carneros. DOZENS more we won’t waste time listing (85 of them to be exact!) And most sell in the $40-50+ range.

Opal Moon is owned by the Bonneau family and made by Operative-favorite 3rd generation vintner John Bambury. Today they operate mostly as a custom crush facility but vinify a small stash of their own label - like this bad boy. If you got some of the wines we offered in the past, you already know what’s up. It’s rare to see any of their releases out in the wild these days. A few weeks ago, we had brought you their Broken Rock Cabernet Sauvignon. Today it’s this charming Pinot, and who knows if we’ll be able to get anything else going forward at these stupefying prices.

Dark garnet colored in the glass, this medium-bodied effort brings a heap of black raspberry and black cherry juice up front with some sweet cola and freshly tilled earth around the back. Toasty French oak gives it that added oomph. A totally reliable no-brainer to grab any night of the week when you need that wood-fired pizza companion trustworthy Pinot to enjoy with friends and family without breaking the bank.

Don’t think too hard - it’ll be gone before you know it.

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Tasting Profile Black raspberry, cherry, sweet cola, fresh tilled earth

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Opal Moon 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Label
Look

Dark garnet in the glass, with deep ruby on a narrow rim fading to a purple glow

Smell

Aheap of black raspberry and black cherry juice upfront with subtle sweet oak spices too

Taste

This medium-bodied effort brings some sweet cola and freshly tilled earth around the back

Finish

Toasty French oak gives it added oomph, a totally reliable no-brainer to grab any night of the week

Pairing

Truffle mashed potatoes and a medium rare ribeye sprinkled with freshly cracked black pepper.

What the Winery Says 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Opal Moon
Opal Moon
Winemaker
John Bambury
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
Alcohol
14.1%
Vineyard
Sangiacomo Vineyards
Clones
115, 777, Martini, Swan
Total acidity
5.64 g/L
pH
3.61
Aging
11 months
Barrels
45% new French oak

About the Winery Opal Moon

Opal Moon Winemaker John Bambury
Opal Moon Winemaker John Bambury
Opal Moon 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
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Opal Moon 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Sep 27, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$45.00
Elsewhere