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NEW RELEASE: 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (1 X 750 ML)
The Keefer Ranch is located in the headwaters of Green Valley Creek, with gently sloping, draining soils with a, south-facing exposure. Keefer Ranch is planted on Goldridge Loam which is valued for its suitability for growing Pinot Noir. The vineyard profits from a long, cool hang time resulting in fruit with outstanding color, extraction and balanced tannins. The Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir shows ripe cherry, cranberry fruit, spice, lively acidity, soft tannins, supple texture, and beautiful structure. Nobles Vineyard, in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, 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.
The 2019 growing season had a record winter rainfall, a cool spring, and a summer growing season that was near perfect for Sonoma County wine grapes. Cooler than normal summer temperatures slowed down fruit ripening pushing back harvest in many areas compared to recent seasons. Harvest began in our vineyard sites in mid-September. The resulting wine reflects the high-quality, densely concentrated fruit from this vintage.
The 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir engages with aromas of pomegranate, red plum, and cocoa powder, with touches of freshly ground coffee and lavender. The juicy and long palate features delicate layers of red cherry, hibiscus tea, vanilla, and mocha, with a touch of tobacco leaf, all of which is carried by the driving acidity on the finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga and Hugh Davies