Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016
This 100% Pinot Noir cuvee reflects the cool microclimate of the Sonoma Coast AVA, selected from vineyards in the western portion of Carneros and the Petaluma Gap. The cool windy climate and low yield of these vineyards allow Pinot Noir grapes to mature slowly while retaining their natural acidity, with bright flavors of red cherries, raspberries and spice. We showcase the elegant side of Pinot Noir by aging in large neutral oak casks and older French oak barrels to keep new oak flavors to a minimum. Lively acidity on the finish makes it an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats.
Wine SpectatorOffers a mix of cherry and cherry cola flavors, chewy and drying on the finish, but with room to grow. Drink now through 2024. 15,048 cases made.