Mission Codename The Coast with the Most
Wow and wow! Today’s Enriquez Estate Wines 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is one of the best Sonoma Coast Pinots that we’ve come across in some time. This wine is bright, juicy and full of fruit. The finish is elegant - and endless. If you’re looking for an elegant wine that pairs beautifully, look no further!
This wine is more aromatic than your usual Sonoma Coast Pinot. Aromas waft from the glass, drawing you in to enjoy dried cherry, black cherry, cranberry, hibiscus, sassafras, summer forest, subtle gunpowder and just a hint of oak. Flavors cascade onto the palate, with smoky Rainier cherry, grilled cranberry, dried orange peel, dried black cherry, red plum, subtle spice, oak and a hint of graphite.
The Sonoma Coast AVA, established in 1987, is the area directly adjacent to the Pacific coastline of Sonoma County. The ocean’s influence causing a cooler, higher rainfall and foggy climate most influences the vineyards of this region, many of which have exceptional views of the mighty Pacific. These factors cause grapes to mature and ripen more slowly which is ideal for Pinot Noir. The region is approximately 750 square miles with about 7,000 acres under vine.
Enriquez crafts a small selection of wine varietals, but it is their Pinots that shine the brightest. We’re so pleased to give you this unique chance to try this limited-production, very limited-availability wine. Don’t miss out!
Somewhere between pale garnet and mahogany, fading gently.
Dried cherry, black cherry, cranberry, hibiscus, sassafras, summer forest, subtle gunpowder.
Rainier cherry, cranberry, orange peel, red plum, subtle spice, earth, and a hint of graphite.
Very long, revealing more spice and earthen elements.
Anything with wild mushrooms, and as exotic as you can find them.
What the Winery Says
2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
- Cecilia Enriquez
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast
- Harvest date
- October 1, 2011
- 12 months
- 25% New French oak
- Bottling date
- December 13, 2012
- 9 barrels