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2016 Ferren Frei Road Vineyard Pinot Noir

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May 7, 2023 - $76



96The Wine Advocate

...nose of granite, lilac, crushed blueberries, concentrated black cherries and berries plus savory sparks and even a hint of bitter chocolate—lots of latent layers on the nose. Light to medium-bodied, it offers loads of concentrated flavors in the mouth (earth, spice and fruit), well structured by ripe tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing very, very long. Wow!

96Jeb Dunnuck

...smoky, meaty bouquet that carries ample spice box, chocolate, sweet earth, and forest floor. It's rich, has a big mid-palate, and ripe tannins...

95Wine Spectator

Elegant and layered, offering concentrated cherry tart, dark plum and raspberry flavors, with ample sandalwood and Asian spice notes. The finely textured and lithe finish features lively minerality, revealing hints of cocoa powder.

94Vinous / IWC

...big, lush wine. Black cherry, plum, new French oak, licorice and spice flesh out as this full-throttle, intense Pinot shows off its exuberant personality.


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.


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.