2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma Coast
As we near the start of our seventh year, we take a moment to reflect back on the thousands of wines that we have showcased, here. When we think of our favorite wineries, those that are first to mind. Ceja is one of those special wineries.
Today, we are so pleased to bring you a complex, delightful Pinot Noir from Ceja. Their 2008 Ceja Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir hails from the wineries Adobe Vineyard.
A little reserved at first, the more this wine is swirled, the more it comes to life. You can also decant for 30 minutes or more to allow it to open up. When the wine does open, it reveals a bold, fresh and very flavorful style of Pinot Noir.
Great with a hearty meal, we’d also recommend this wine be enjoyed in place of cocktails, paired with Charcuterie or mixed cheeses with crackers or a fresh French bread loaf.
For food pairing, we recommend a bacon wrapped pork loin or dark, herb encrusted turkey meat.
Lovers of wonderful Pinot Noir are advised to stock up on this great wine. Salud!
This wine is the color of brilliant strawberry juice, with a slightly opaque core. Ultra-slim tears fall slowly from high up the glass wall, carrying with them the color of the wine.
Starts warm and spicy, but settles in with some swirling, revealing delightful aromas of spiced black cherry, roasted plum, espresso, leather, dark wild mushroom, cherry brandy with cinnamon and orange peel. At the very end a hint of forest floor joins in, beautifully rounding out the nose.
Pronounced, delicious fruit acids, particularly at the edges of the palate. Firm, integrated tannins provide solid backbone, driving flavors cranberry, smoky cherry, stewed plum with ginger, and red fruit preserves to the far corners of the mouth.
Long and flavorful, with pronounced cherry that slowly gives way to an evolving dryness with woodland tannin with Darjeeling tea.
What the Winery Says
Wild berry, pretty plum, cola and earthy raspberry.
Sonoma Coast Adobe Vineyard
About the Winery
Welcome to Ceja Vineyards. Each day as we gaze at the surrounding vineyards, we are reminded of the first Ceja vine. Planting our first vine together in rich Carneros soil was an exciting moment. That vine symbolized our bond as a family and strengthened our shared commitment to produce premium wines. We proudly continue a three-generation tradition of growing choice grapes in the beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valleys. We invite you to join us on our journey.
As you explore our website you’ll see, repeated often, a bell with the Latin inscription: vinum (wine), cantus (song), and amor (love). In Mexico, church bells ring to reveal the time, announce community celebrations or call parishioners to church. We have adopted the bell as our trademark, and symbolically ring it now to invite you to become a part of Ceja Vineyards.
Learn about (and purchase!) our wines by selecting the Buy Wine page and reading descriptions of our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Vino de Casa (a red blend and a white blend) we’re producing today. Meet our family when you read Our Family Story.
Learn about vineyard locations by perusing the map on our Vineyards page. We’d love to hear from you. Give us a ring or send us an email by choosing the Contact Us page. You can even join the Casa Ceja Wine Club. Join us for dinner when you print out one of our favorite recipes on the Recipes page.
Amelia, Pedro, Armando, & Martha Ceja