The bright nose on the 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot noir is a knock-out featuring spice-laden ginger bread and tobacco leaf aromas accenting a raspberry and cherry core of fruit. There is real depth on the palate without fat and the round mouthfeel on the mid palate is held in check by light tannins that soften with air. A mixture of hibiscus, brine, and dried herbes de Provence flavors linger on the long finish. The balance of fruit, floral, and earth make this a very compelling and engaging wine.
The 2019 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is bright and punchy, but also has plenty of depth. Dark cherry, plum, lavender and spice are nicely pushed forward in this racy, succulent Pinot Noir. Silky and vibrant, the 2019 conveys all the energy of the year so well. All the elements come together in a stellar appellation-level Chardonnay from Peay.