2012 Sonoma Stage Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sea Bird Pinot Noir is crafted exclusively with grapes from the Sonoma Stage Vineyard an Everyvine Platinum-Rated vineyard located between Petaluma and Los Carneros towards the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This vineyard which is over 300 feet above sea level is a perfect location for Pinot Noir as cool morning fog and afternoon “air conditioned” winds from the Pacific and San Pablo Bay channel along the Petaluma Gap delivering just the right amount of chill for ideal grape development.
Tasting Notes: The minimal nutrient profiles of the soil is quite challenging for vine growth. Planted in 1999 to the Calera and Swan clones Pinot Noir from this site can be described as bold and weighty with a nicely integrated fine tannin structure. Our Pinot Noir displays classic flavors of strawberries ripened plums dark cherries cocoa powder and bridle leather.