Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021
This 100% Pinot Noir cuvée reflects the cool and windy microclimate of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This climate and terroir provide the ideal conditions for low yields and allow Pinot Noir grapes to mature slowly. Increased time on the vine retains the fruit's natural acidity, with bright flavors of red cherries, raspberries, and spice. They ensure the elegant expression in this Pinot Noir by aging in large neutral oak casks, stainless steel, and older French oak barrels to keep new oak flavors to a minimum.
"Red cherry and shaved cocoa are heady scents. The flavors of tobacco, cinnamon, pomegranate pith, and sandalwood form a charming parade. This is a juicy red, with unearthed raspberries and a spiced cedar finish." -92pts, Tasting Panel
|Wine Enthusiast: 92|
|This moody, dusky, flavorful wine offers rich black tea, forest duff and black-cherry notes on a full body framed by light tannins. Complexity without noticeable oak, length and a supple mouthfeel make it especially enjoyable.|
|James Suckling: 91|
|An attractive nose of red cherry, sliced strawberry and hibiscus. Medium-bodied with gentle tannins. The palate has more wet mineral and wild berry notes than the nose lets on, giving it more width and depth through the juicy finish.|