Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
|Brand||Patz & Hall|
A larger production cuvée, the appellation 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is well worth seeking out, offering a charming, forward, medium-bodied style as well as lots of textbook spiced red fruits, pine forest, and underbrush-like aromas and flavors. Enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years.
A savory edge of sage and dried herb combines with richer flavors of berries and cola. Textured tannins and bright acidity lend support to this balanced wine from a cool-climate appellation.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was made with 100% whole cluster and aged in 45% new oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple, it has expressive aromas of red and black cherries, roasted cranberries, woodsmoke and orange peel with a classy frame of allspice-like new oak plus earth and charcuterie touches. It's light to medium-bodied and silky with good intensity, mouthwatering acidity and grainy tannins, finishing long.
Offering a core of dried berry and cherry tart flavors, supported by crunchy acidity, this lingers with savory nuances. The crisp finish presents notes of Asian spice. Drink now through 2023. 19,737 cases made.