2010 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Cinghiale Vineyard 1.5 Liter
The modern era. The 2010 includes most of our Pinot blocks from the vineyard as they have achieved more vine age. We are finally able to ripen the blocks a little more slowly and achieve optimal ripeness while maintaining finesse. Bergamot, black tea, black cherry, sweet floral notes, spicy vanilla, fresh soil…silky smooth entry, a viscous and –well, delicious palate, followed by a seamless finish.
Sweet aromas of ripe raspberry and rich dark cherry. Notice wonderful Pinot character of fresh tea leaves and bergamot orange interact with aromas of fresh soil, forest floor, and mushrooms. Spicy expressions of cardamom, allspice, and fennel are just some of the many highlights that come and go as you experience the wine. The palate will not disappoint as it delivers a deliciously plush and weighty mouthfeel with just enough structure to make it a wonderful food wine and cellar worthy.
Exhibits wonderful purity to the ripe plum and black cherry core.
This is supple, graceful and delicate, with enough depth and traction
for interest. Ends with a dash of mocha- and espresso-tinged
oak. Drink now through 2020.—J.L. Wine Spectator