2014 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 the 2014 vintage of their Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This wine is a blend crafted from the Spring Hill, Nobles and Horseshoe Bend Vineyards. 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 49 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 Senior Winemaker Sean Thompson are proud to present this delicious appellation-designate Pinot Noir wine.

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.

Nobles Vineyard produces Pinot Noir with vibrant red berry flavors and a supple, layered texture. 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.

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards provides Pinot Noir with refreshing acidity. It sits 860 feet above sea level and above the daily coastal fog bank, just east of the town of Occidental, where consistent sunshine gently ripens the fruit throughout the growing season.

Tasting notes

Aromas of black plum and cherry with notes of dried orange peel rise from the glass. The palate is supple, smooth, and coating with a juicy center, typical of the Sonoma Coast. Flavors of fresh blueberry, dark chocolate, and hints of coffee flow through a lingering finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


92 Points
Velvety and showing a bite of oak, this wine blends grapes from Spring Hill Vineyard and Nobles Vineyard, with a small addition from Horseshoe Bend, a coastal site that contributes earthy salinity. Bright red fruit is layered and succulent, with an underlying richness that contrasts against the sizzling acidity.- Wine Enthusiast (February 1, 2017)
91 Points
Rich and layered, focused on dense blackberry and wild berry notes, with attractive floral scents that add up to an enticing mouthful of Pinot, ending with chewy tannins. Drink now through 2021."- Wine Spectator (Online Only 2016)