2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
Williams Selyem Jr.
The excellent 2012 vintage in northern California yielded fruit that succeeded across the board in its delivery of superb varietal character and high quality. Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir may get overshadowed by the Russian River Valley in terms of acclaim, but winemakers and hardcore Pinot Noir enthusiasts know the deal - the true Sonoma Coast contains vineyards that are second to none. Great winemakers know what vineyards have great fruit, and Williams Selyem alum Dan Fitzgerald continues to impress us with his mastery of winemaking.
The 2012 Matias Pinot Noir could easily win head-to-head tastings with way more expensive bottles. With its gorgeous nose and impeccable balance, it’s pretty hard to resist.
A must buy for anyone with a thing for Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
Garnet red with vivid clarity.
Gorgeous! Hard to get your nose out of the glass. Vivid straw-raspberry with tea spice, subtle forest floor, raw mushroom, butter cookie crumbs. A bit floral even.
Fresh, elegant, balanced, and juicy. Lots of red-fruited Pinot Noir charms. Very black cherry with classic varietal earthen spices.
Impeccable balance. Excellent sweet-to-tart ratio that makes a mouth water in all the right spots. Not tart, of course, it’s perfectly ripe with Pinot Noir’s signature juiciness. This should drink remarkably well for at least 5 years.
Plank grilled wild Pacific salmon with something ‘shroomy in the mix? Extremely food friendly, tough to go wrong with any of the major food groups. It pairs up with a hot dog or fancier fare with ease.
What the Winery Says
- Dan Fitzgerald
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Alcohol Content