Timbervine vineyard is named for the dense, mixed forest surrounding the dangerously steep mountain that the vineyard sits upon. Like this forest, the wine is a dense mixture of aromatic species — mostly the thick, dark, brooding type. It’s best consumed alongside fare found therein: Wild game and mushrooms.
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County varies in its expression according to where it is grown. This wine exhibits the sassafras character of coastal Pinot Noirs, as well as the cola of those from the area between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. Moderately structured, it has a central core of red fruits and lightly toasty oak that anchor these coastal and inland elements. It should be at its best two to six years after the vintage.