2009 Verve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Crane Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
Smooth as silk, delicious, and oh so elegant, today’s 2009 Verve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was a delightful surprise at our recent tasting panel. We carefully vet each wine that we showcase, and all of us were delightfully surprised by this lovely wine.
We’ve been featuring Pinot Noir from the Crane Vineyard, from a small number of producers, for the last few years. Each time that we do, we are impressed with the wonderful quality of the fruit. Today’s winery makes exceptional use of this great fruit, delivering a wine that is bright, elegant and very food-friendly. With plenty of fruit and wonderful aromatics, this wine is a treat for the senses.
Enjoy this expressive wine right out of the bottle, but decant for an even more elegant experience. Pair with a lovely meal for a better experience, still.
Deep sanguine red with perfect clarity through the slightly darker heart of the wine. At the edges, a pretty light pink ring runs around the wine.
Shy at first, but after a few minutes of swirling - or some extended decanting - this wine begins to unpack bright aromas of young black cherry, black tea, warm earth, pomegranate, cola, cranberry and sweet plum.
Very soft and elegant on entry, ushering in black cherry, pomegranate, young blackberry, cranberry, black tea leaf, tobacco leaf, kola nut and slate.
Very smooth, with long sustaining flavors and a balanced, elegant and delicious finish.
Lamb chops in a plum reduction would be an exquisite pairing with this elegant wine.