2013 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 release its fifth vintage of Pinot Noir still wines. This wine is a blend of Nobles and Spring Hill Vineyards located in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The family’s 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. Over the 48 years following that first use, Schramsberg’s winemakers have built long-lasting relationships with some of the best Pinot Noir growers in the North Coast. Developing upon this passion, history, and experience, second-generation vintner Hugh Davies and winemaker Sean Thompson are proud to present their appellation-designate Pinot Noir wine from the 2013 vintage.

The Vineyards
Nobles Vineyard produces Pinot Noir of vibrant red berry flavorswith a supple, layered texture. It is located approximately 75 miles north of San Francisco, in the heart of Sonoma County’s Fort Ross - Seaview AVA. The vineyards are on the eastern slopes of the second mountain ridge in from the Pacific Ocean, between 950 and 1,050 feet above sea level.

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.

Tasting notes

Aromas of black cherry accented with vanilla, baked bread, and earth gently rise from the glass. The palate is youthful with a juicy center, typical of the Sonoma Coast. Flavors of rhubarb and fresh cranberry, with hints of coffee and white pepper, flow through the lively finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


90 Points
Sonoma Coast Fistfuls of rustic, pungent earth rise out of this silky, complex wine that is sourced from Nobles and Spring Hill vineyards. A sauvage element keeps it dancing on the edge in terms of balance between savory black tea and forest, and crisp, red berry. Smooth and soft, it meets a demure end.- Wine Enthusiast (December 2015)