The Sonoma Mountain appellation is one the few regions that's better defined by its elevation than its expanse. Planted on the western side of the mountain, between 400 and 1,200 feet, the vineyards are cooled by the ocean breezes that make their way through the Petaluma Gap, allowing the delicate Pinot Noir grapes to gradually ripen in the morning sunshine. Ripe and concentrated, this wine features flavors of black raspberry, black cherry and cassis, enhanced by nuances of forest floor, mushroom and soy. Enjoy this exemplary Pinot Noir with feathered game or pork dishes.
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, North Coast, California, United States
In Germany, Pinot Noir is called Spätburgunder. Pinot Meunier is called Schwarzriesling, but some call it Miller's Burgundy for the little white hairs on the underside of the vine's leaves, which look like flour dust.