2018 PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COAST
A robust and wild expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir that combines savory spice and dark fruits. Two parcels, planted to Pommard and 777 clones, located in the Petaluma Gap sub-region of the Sonoma Coast combine to create the 2018 Stella Grace.
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. Aged only in used oak barrels for fourteen months. Fermented in small open top fermenters with native yeasts with minimal extraction techniques.
Black cherry, wilted rose petals, and cola show immediately in the dark garnet colored Stella Grace. A textured mid-palate exudes ripe plum, star anise, and sage notes. The focused finish reveals accents of blueberry, black tea, sandalwood, and cardamom.
Drink now - 2030.