Enriquez Estate Wines
2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
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!
This wine is beautiful! It has a color that is somewhere between pure ruby and burnt sienna. It sits heavy in the glass, settling quickly after a good swirl.
Dried cherry, black cherry, cranberry, hibiscus, sassafras, summer forest, subtle gunpowder and just a hint of oak.
Smoky Rainier cherry, grilled cranberry, dried orange peel, dried black cherry, red plum, subtle spice, oak and a hint of graphite.
Extra long, with fruits that fast somewhat quickly to reveal spice and earthen elements. At the end, the palate is left softly dry, with gums and lips enjoying a soft tingle that remains until you take your next delicious sips.
We have to go with a plate of BBQ beef ribs, smothered in a zesty sauce. Yum!
What the Winery Says
- Cecilia Enriquez
- Pinot Noir
- Sonoma Coast
- Petaluma Gap
- Harvest Date
- October 1, 2011
- 25% New French Oak