Sonoma-Loeb’s first vintage of Pinot Noir will be released this month. Winemaker Philip Titus has crafted a beautiful wine with ripe cherry, plumb and chocolate aromas complimented by spice tones of anise and clove. The combination of fruit and oak spice is flashy but grounded by Burgundian notes of earth and warm brioche. And it tastes as good as it sounds!
The wine is made from the Dutton Ranch located in the Russian River Valley appellation. Nestled in the cool, foggy hills above the Russian River Valley in Western Sonoma County, the Pinot Noir block is perfectly located on an east facing slope with shallow soils and full sun exposure. Yielding only 2.5 ton/acre of clone 777 Pinot Noir, this impeccably farmed vineyard was the perfect place for Sonoma –Loeb to start its journey with making world class Pinot Noir.
This inaugural vintage was picked at full ripeness, gently placed in open top fermenters and fermented using only the indigenous yeast which the grapes carried from the vineyard. Early extraction during the fermentation showed the promise and potential of this exceptional lot of grapes. The wine was aged for 11 months in French oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
We are taking orders now if you would like to have this wine grace your table. We are offering free shipping and if you are part of our Ambassador’s Circle Wine Club you will also save 20%. Enjoy!