2017 Nobles Vineyard Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (1 X 750 ML)

The Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards in the Napa Valley is pleased to release its ninth vintage of Pinot Noir still wines. 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. Over the 52 years following that first use, Schramsbergs 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 Director of Winemaking Sean Thompson are proud to present this vineyard-designate Pinot Noir wine from the 2017 vintage.

Nobles Vineyard produces bright, complex, and richly layered Pinot Noir. It is located approximately 75 miles north of San Francisco, on the north Sonoma Coast, in the recently designated Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. With the vineyards moderate daytime and nighttime temperature swings, the Pinot Noir grapes follow a steady path to optimum ripeness, full flavor and color expression. The site is located on the eastern slopes of the second mountain ridge in from the Pacific Ocean, between 950 and 1,050 feet above sea level. Planted in 1993, on the propertys Goldridge fine sandy loam soil, less than two tons per acre of vibrant, yet supple, fruit is harvested each year.

Tasting notes

This Pinot Noir starts off with aromas of cranberry, strawberry and milk chocolate, followed gracefully with baked plum and cinnamon. The palate offers a juicy mid-palate of red cherry, layered with red raspberry, and closes with a long tart finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


92 Points
An expressive, exceptionally well-focused wine marked by great fruity purity right from the outset, this gorgeous young wine is as lively as it is juicy and rich and is irresistibly delicious right now. That said, it has the depth and energy to age famously for a good half-dozen years, and, if waiting will admittedly not come easy, it should, however satisfying it may be in the short term, be even better if allowed to sit quietly in the cellar and grow into what is certain to be a wonderfully complete, many-layered Pinot of unquestioned beauty.- Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (November 2019)