Why do we love the Sonoma Coast? Is it the romance of remote vineyards planted on the fringe? The risk involved in farming in these often “too cool” sites? The exotic & unique flavors of the wines? Yes, yes and yes. The payoff is worth the white knuckles and anxiety that tougher vintages bring on. 2011 definitely was a challenge, but we are really proud of what made the cut in this blend. On the nose, we get dried herbs, morel mushrooms and cherries, cranberries & currant. Fans of stem inclusion will love the aromatics and structure of this wine. It is lean, yet textured, and with enough fruit to remind you that this is California Pinot Noir. The 2011 was blended from barrels from the Suacci, Devoto, Marshall Ranch and La Cruz Vineyards. Aged 14 months in 33% new French Oak.