| 2009 David Noyes Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 12 pack|
Once again, a fantastic value in hand-made, small production (800 cases), Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. David blends fruit from Sonoma Coast Carneros and Crane Vineyard, closer to the sea. The result is a fairly full-bodied Pinot with a round base and plenty of Sonoma Coast dark fruit and spice. Raspberry fruit, smoke and green tea aromas lead to a fruit-filled palate with a dash of fresh herb. The red fruits and spice come up nicely on the long, lingering, finish.Aromas of raspberry fruit, smoke and green tea invite a taste. On the palate the play of flavor between ripe red fruit, jam and green herbs call for matching with well flavored pasta dishes, mushrooms or mildly smoked meats. On the finish the sweet raspberry fruit brings a smile and an invites another sip.
I blended my 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot from two quite distinct Sonoma Coast vineyards. About 2/3 of the volume came from the Collins vineyard located in Sonoma Carneros, well within the Sonoma Coast appellation, but showing the more earthy and herbal characteristics of the Carneros climate. The balance came from the Crane Vineyard, with whom I’ve worked for several years, and shows the dark color and raspberry fruit I’ve come to associated with fruit from this site. 800 cs Produced. From the Winemaker
Food Pairing: Chicken sautéed with chanterelles, wild mushroom risotto, duck breast pizza…