The Calling Patriarch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016 Rated 94WEMore from The Calling
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Wine Enthusiast Review
Bursting in energy and robust flavors of black tea and baked strawberry, this is a lush, plush and richly layered wine big in tannin and bright persistent acidity. Floral components of rose and lavender give it an inviting aromatic edge that complements the fruit.
Background - Each vintage, we carefully select the best single vineyard lot from across all our vineyards, and that bottling becomes our finest expression of Pinot Noir. It is quite literally the Patriarch of our family of Pinot Noirs as well as an homage to our own patriarchs who taught us to pursue our callings. This year, Patriarch comes from Putnam Vineyard on the extreme Sonoma Coast, just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The vines are surrounded by Redwoods on all sides and in many areas within the vineyard. The coastal climate and the Goldridge sandy loam soils result in wines with plenty of richness along with some high-toned finesse.Wine Tasting Notes
A complex wine with red berries, black plum, and flower petals supported by darker notes of dried herbs, cedar, clove, allspice, dried citrus peel, and forest floor. Full-bodied, with stony minerality and grippy tannins.
100% Pinot Noir