2017 Pinot Noir
Aged to Perfection
Beginning nearly a decade ago, we became increasingly dedicated to crafting a more distinctive and elegant style of Pinot Noir. True to this direction, the 2017 vintage is a wonderful example of allure, finesse, and style. Though this vintage was a warmer year, the grapes were picked at perfection, and aged in barrel just a bit longer to round out flavors. We couldn't ask for a better finished rendition.
Aromas of dark cherry, spice, and tobacco. A full mid palate with flavors of black cherry, blueberry-pomegranate and cherry cola, spice, and adorned with toasty French oak in the background. Well rounded, integrated tannins and texturally appealing with a soft and sleek mouthfeel. Sourced from a meticulous and sustainably farmed Sangiacomo Vineyard in Carneros. Wonderfully balanced and ready to enjoy now. The price for this quality is exceptional.
Pairs well with delicate poached salmon, and rich braised duck breast.
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW). The Sangiacomo Southern Sonoma Vineyard was first planted in 1974. The Sangiacomos set down roots in the loamy Sonoma soil more than 80 years ago. Respecting what has worked in the past. Implementing new viticultural practices to improve quality and preserve the environment. The Sangiacomo's are dedicated more than ever to producing Pinot Noirs of nuance and longevity.
The two weather conditions that describe the Carneros AVA is Windy and foggy. This cool appellation is situated on the northern edge of San Pablo Bay and experiences only moderate rain annually and very thin soils. Fog rolling in from the bay keeps the grapes cool in the strong summer sun—making this a prime growing area for cool-loving varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The fruit we source is from a small Pommard block of Pinot Noir in the Carneros region just south of the town of Sonoma. Yields are maintained at lower levels for increased quality, ranging from 3 to 5 tons/acre. Fermentations go through malolactic fermentation for added complexity. The result is a generous mouthful of rich, complex Pinot Noir, with nice layering, finishing with delightful notes of spice.
Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County (Los Carneros)
Vineyard: Sangiacomo Vineyard, Southern Sonoma
Varietal Composition: 100% Pommard Pinot Noir
Aging: 15 Months in 100% French Oak, 60% New
pH: 3.9 TA: 5.7 g/L
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