2015 PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COUNTY
La Reine has the structured core and delicate fruits of its predecessors. This years’ rendition is one-hundred percent old vine Martini clone planted in 1971. La Reine balances Pinot Noir’s purity of fruit and seductive savory elements.
Aged in fifteen percent new French oak for fourteen months, with twenty-five percent whole cluster inclusion, the 2015 La Reine is a wine with a firm backbone, juicy acidity, dark fruits and spice.
Showy and structured, the 2015 La Reine Pinot Noir exhibits an inky garnet color in the glass. It is a hedonistic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir filled with brambly fruits and effusive spice. Subtle blueberries, plum skin, and cardamom highlight its heady aromatics. Firm tannins and notes of lavender, Asian spices, and cranberry support the wine’s core. The lingering finish unfurls with hints of sandalwood, ripe cherry, cola and toffee.