LA REINE

2016 PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COAST 
100 CASES – SOLD OUT


A muscular and vibrant expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir that deftly melds structure and intensity.  A combination of two parcels located in the Petaluma Gap sub-region of the Sonoma Coast, the 2016 La Reine is composed of the Pommard and 828 clones.  The wind swept and cool environs provide an extended maturation period for the vines and in conjunction with the dark adobe series clay soils produce a Pinot Noir of nuance and substance.

MY NOTES

The combination of Pommard and 828 clones, with twenty percent whole cluster stem inclusion, creates an enticing mélange of savory spice and dark fruit elements. Black cherry, green tea and geranium aromatics pop immediately in the deep garnet colored La Reine.  A textured mid-palate flashes tart pomegranate, plum skin, and caramel notes. The focused finish reveals accents of sandalwood, blueberry and dark chocolate.