2016
SOIXANTE ET ONZE

2016 PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COAST
100 CASES

The 2016 Soixante et Onze Pinot Noir is an old school Sonoma Coast offering from vines planted in 1971. It masterfully combines subtlety and verve.  The bright aromatics meld with firm tannins and tangy acidity to create a Pinot Noir unlike any I have produced. This wine is made from forty-seven year old, dry-farmed vines planted in sandy loam soil. The robust Martini heritage selection of Pinot Noir creates an old world fashioned yet new world expressive wine. 

MY NOTES

Exhibiting an inviting ruby color, the 2016 Soixante et Onze is a focused and dynamic Pinot Noir.  Its delicate aromatics emit subtle cranberry, rose petal, and black tea accents.  The firm mid-palate exhibits fine tannins (from the thirty-three percent whole cluster stem inclusion) and is highlighted by pomegranate, fennel, and light strawberry tones.  Vibrant acidity elevates the supple finish with elements of Bing cherry, graphite, and blackberry.

Drink 2019 – 2031.