Bench Wines

2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Sangiacomo Amaral Ranch Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast

Offer Expired:Dec 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$26.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Priceless

Today’s Bench Wines 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is one of the best under-$20 Pinot Noirs we’ve featured all year. This wine is loaded with darkly juicy fruit that expresses the best that the Sonoma Coast has to offer. In fact, there is more great fruit here than you might be used to from a SoCo Pinot.

This exciting, budget-priced Pinot Noir was made by winemaker John Harley, who works under the supervision of former Williams Selyem winemaker, Dan Fitzgerald. John has made wine for one of our favorite small producers, Ottimino. He developed his Pinot Noir chops at Arcana and the Donum Estate. Wines from those wineries top out at just over $100 per bottle.

You’ll revel in lush aromas of Blackberry, black cherry, red plum, wild strawberry, violet, India black tea, cola, subtle red licorice and subtle oak.

Delicious and full on the palate, with flavors of Black cherry, blackberry, India black tea, toasty oak, forest floor, dried violet, dusty rose, cherry cola and a hint of very subtle anise.

At just $19 (a savings of $7 per bottle), today’s wine is expected to go quickly so please acquire yours soon.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark ruby red, with pale pink edges. Tall legs cling to the glass after a good swirl, making a steady march downward to the wine below.

Smell:

Blackberry, black cherry, red plum, wild strawberry, violet, India black tea, cola, subtle red licorice and subtle oak.

Taste:

Black cherry, blackberry, India black tea, toasty oak, forest floor, dried violet, dusty rose, cherry cola and a hint of very subtle anise.

Finish:

Long and elegant with a crushed velvet dryness that gradually spread across the palate.

Pairing:

We’ll be enjoying this Pinot with a holiday meal of cherry glazed pork loin. Pair with pork, fish or fowl.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
John Harley
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Harvest Date
September 8th - 22nd, 2012
Vineyard
Sangiacomo Amaral Ranch Vineyard
Aging
9 months
Barrels
100% French oak
Bottling date
July 2013
pH
3.58
TA
.67
Abv
13.9%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$26.00
Avg. Price
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