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2012 Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...copious notes of brambleberries and mountain berries, forest floor, spring flowers and spice. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a fleshy, succulent texture, good purity, and the oak pushed to the background...

94Vinous / IWC

...drop-dead gorgeous. Dark red cherry, plum, stone fruit, menthol, cloves and spices are all woven together in a layered, sumptuous wine bursting with class & balance. This is a striking wine in every way... What a beautiful wine this is.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.