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2017 Cote Bannie

Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
$65.00
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750 ml

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  • About This Wine
  • Vintage Notes
  • Vineyard Notes
  • Wine Profile
  • Technical Details

This wines showcases all the flavors that we love in Sonoma Coast vineyards, blackberries and cherries with hints of cola.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

Meaning “Banished Coast” in French, the Côte Bannie vineyard is in the small town of Bloomfield along the Sonoma Coast. Located in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, this vineyard is known for its prolonged fog cover throughout the growing season. Planted on steep southern facing hillsides, the grapes from Côte Bannie produce a wine that is intensely concentrated and densely layered.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Black cherry, fresh raspberry, dried tobacco, rosemary.

Palate: The medium weight palate is youthful with firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity. At its core the flavors are distinctively true Sonoma Coast, erring on the side of dried blackberries and cherries with hints of cola and dried thyme.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage began with significant rainfall prior to bloom, refilling the state’s reservoirs and ending California’s five-year drought. We saw a sudden spike in temperatures just prior to harvest, leading fruit to ripen quicker than anticipated. This sped up our harvest schedule, but due to our team’s vigilance, the fruit was still able to be picked at optimal ripeness. Temperatures then cooled back down by mid-September, allowing the remaining vineyards to complete ripening at an ideal pace. The rest of harvest was finished as planned, with yields coming in at their typical levels.

Vineyard Notes: 

Meaning “Banished Coast” in French, the Côte Bannie vineyard is in the small town of Bloomfield along the Sonoma Coast. Located in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, this vineyard is known for its prolonged fog cover throughout the growing season. Planted on steep southern facing hillsides, the grapes from Côte Bannie produce a wine that is intensely concentrated and densely layered.

Wine Profile: 

Aromas: Black cherry, fresh raspberry, dried tobacco, rosemary.

Palate: The medium weight palate is youthful with firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity. At its core the flavors are distinctively true Sonoma Coast, erring on the side of dried blackberries and cherries with hints of cola and dried thyme.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2017
Vineyard Designation: 
Côte Bannie vineyard
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
100% barrel fermented; 16 months; 30% new French oak
Alcohol: 
12.4%

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