Stephen & Walker
2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
The Sonoma Coast AVA is the 750 square mile area with the Pacific ocean on its western boundary, the San Pablo Bay to the south and Mendocino County to the north, headed inland to the other designated AVAs in Sonoma County. The region is heavily influenced by the cooler ocean climate, increased rainfall and fog that lingers long on the coastal mountains. The specific climate suits the demanding Burgundian varietals of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir very well.
Light ruby hues, with lighter pink edges. Perfect clarity through the core of the wine. As you spin the wine in the glass, it catches the light, revealing shimmering ruby glints. As the wine settles, tall, skinny legs streak swiftly down the glass wall.
Classic Sonoma Coast Pinot, with abundant bright red fruit of cherry, raspberry and red currant. These are joined by red flower petals, violets, soft cedar, flint and a hint of sweet spice.
Fresh red cherry juice, dried cranberry, raspberry and red currant take lead, here. These are followed by kola nut, soft cedar, cherry candy and wild strawberry with subtle dried violets and a hint of black tea leaf.
Very long and velvety, this wine show off great, fresh fruit that slowly yields earthy flavors, subtle mineral and dried flowers.