There is a hint of mentholated cherry cough drop character to the very pretty and elegant aromas of plum, violet and lavender...intense and delicious medium weight flavors...possess solid mid-palate density as well as a caressing and even sophisticated mouth feel, all wrapped in a clean, focused and sneaky long finish...lovely stuff with the best balance...
Crushed rose petal and lavender open the aromatic nose of this lovely wine, which is light bodied and delicately crafted. The midpalate evolves quietly to reveal earthy forest, cardamom and a tang of blood orange.
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.
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.