2012 "Sonoma Coast" Pinot Noir (1 X 750 ML)

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The Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate in the Napa Valley is pleased to release its first vintage of an appellation designated Pinot Noir. This wine is a blend of three vineyards located in the Sonoma Coast AVA. . The familys experience with Pinot Noir dates back to 1967, when Jack and Jamie Davies first used this elegant red varietal to make their inaugural vintage of Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. Developing upon this passion, history, and experience, secondgeneration vintner Hugh Davies and winemaker Sean Thompson crafted their first single vineyard Pinot Noir in 2009, and are proud to follow up with this new offering from the 2012 vintage.

The Vineyards
Spring Hill Vineyard is located in the Petaluma Gap, 30 miles north of San Francisco. It sits upon a small knoll ranging from 450 - 500 feet above sea level. Ample sun during the day, and cool nights, provide an optimal range of temperatures for the grapes to express great balance and flavors.

Saltonstall Vineyard produces rich and complex Pinot Noir with subtle cherry, spice and vanilla. The 40 acre hillside location is also in the Petaluma Gap, and gently slopes from an elevation of 375 feet to the base of the Saltonstall Lake at 250 feet.

Nobles Vineyard produces Pinot Noir of vibrant red berry flavors and supply, layered texture. It is located approximately 75 miles north of San Francisco, northeast of Fort Ross, in the heart of Californias proposed West Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyards are on the eastern slopes of the second mountain ridge in from the Pacific Ocean, between 950 and 1,050

Tasting notes

Aromas of fresh raspberries accented with vanilla, baked bread, and coriander gently arise from the glass. The palate is youthful and vibrant, typical of the Sonoma Coast. Rhubarb and fresh cranberry, with hints of coffee and cherries, flow through the lively finish.- -Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies