6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $54.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Sonoma county, California, United States
94 Points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
The 2018 Pinot Noir (Petaluma Gap) shows the savoriness and energy that are typical of this cool micro-climate. Lifted and precise, the 2018 is such a gorgeous and expressive wine. Sage, mint, tobacco, blood orange, rose petal and incense add myriad shades of nuance to this sculpted, beautifully taut Pinot.
Established in 2018, the Petaluma Gap AVA is impacted by an 18-mile opening in the California coastal range, located between Sonoma and Marin Counties. This low elevation gap acts as a causeway for marine wind and fog to charge inland from the Pacic Ocean, and eventually empty into the San Pablo Bay. This wine has been aged 10 months in 100% French oak (28% new)
The daily appearance of gusty winds causes a cool-climate environment, which creates smaller berries with thicker skins. The end result is a richer, concentrated Pinot Noir, loaded with avors of red and blue fruit alongside savory spice notes.