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Pinot Noir
Sonoma County, 2014

$ 36.00

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.

$ 36.00

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Winemaker’s Notes

Tons of orange peel, dried flowers and a slight vanillin lift greet the newly opened bottle. Still a bit firm in the mouth at this point, it has a nice balance between pert/perky and texture for this stage. Since 2013 we have begun leaving the Pinot Noirs on the lees their entire time in barrel the wines seem more latent and the flavors seem to hang longer into the finish. Overall, this is exactly what I expect of this bottling: delicious, mouth-watering Pinot Noir from Sonoma County.

Wine Specs

Weight 46.75 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 3.25 × 3.25 in
Sizes Bottled

Vintage

AVA

Cases produced

564

Release Date

Reviews

  1. California GrapevineMarch 2018

    Medium-light to Medium-light ruby color; attractive, fragrant, bright, red cherry fruit aroma with spicy notes and hints of rose petal and vanillin; medium body; elegant, nicely balanced, red fruit flavors with bright acidity and a silky mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very appealing and ready to drink now and over the next year or two. Very highly recommended. 92 Points. Nick Ponomareff

  2. VinousApril 2018

    The 2014 Pinot Noir (Sonoma County) is a very pretty, entry-level wine from Fred Scherrer. Sweet tobacco, crushed flowers, mint, tobacco and dried cherries are nicely woven together in this very pretty, gracious Pinot Noir. Best of all, the 2014 will drink well upon cellaring. 88 points Antonio Galloni