The Sonoma Coast, a world-renowned growing region southwest of the Russian River and just six miles from the Pacific Ocean is known worldwide for its cool-climate Pinot Noir and microclimates that contribute to slow grape maturation and optimum ripeness. Small lots of fruit were sourced from five exceptional Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley vineyards exclusively for Calstar Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The sites span the depth and width of the appellation – from the coastal De Voto Vineyard near Freestone to the Sangiacomo Vineyard in windy Petaluma Gap – bringing great complexity and cellaring potential to this bottling.
Medium ruby violet in color, the 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is delightfully fruit forward from the start. Raspberry, dried cranberry, red plum and Bing cherry dominate the nose with hints of sassafrass, warm spice and cedarwood starting to develop once the wine opens up in the glass. A stellar vintage, 2014 brings supple, ripe tannins and great purity of fruit with that is anchored by signature Sonoma Coast earth: wet river rock, forest floor and loam. Juicy cranberry acidity carries the wine through the palette, finishing with fresh strawberry, sweet oak and a pebble-like minerality.