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2016 PINOT NOIR, Terra de Promissio Image

2016 PINOT NOIR, Terra de Promissio

An elegant and refined single vineyard Pinot Noir from the famed Petaluma Gap region of Sonoma County, revealing an expressive bouquet of cherry and spiced Christmas berries with subtle hints of cola and black tea. A sleek Pinot Noir boasting both lush texture and vibrant acidity.

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"Terra de Promissio is evocative of the best of Sonoma fruit with the finesse of Willamette Valley and the classic earthiness of Burgundy which we all aspire to." - Mary Davidek, Sommelier, Royal Food and Wine Pairing Tour

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Wine Specs
100% Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 21 - 28, 2016
6.3 g/L
11 months in Burgundian French oak barrels, 58% new oak
Bottling Date
August 30, 2017
Residual Sugar
0.8 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Elegant aromas of boysenberry and red cherry mingle with notes of graham cracker and hints of caramel. Juicy wild berry flavors on the palate are balanced by a bright acidity and lingering finish.
Vineyard Notes
“The Land of Promise” is a family owned and operated vineyard located near the city of Petaluma that is widely regarded as one of the premier Pinot Noir vineyards in the region. The two distinct clones (777 and 115), clay loam soils, southwest exposure, and the wind and fog of the Petaluma Gap combine to create the “Terroir” that allows Terra di Promissio grapes to mature to perfection. The cool summers and resulting extended “hang time” of the grapes is necessary to achieve optimal ripeness, a benchmark critical to producing premium Pinot Noir.
Winemaker Notes
Following the very small 2015 harvest, it was heartening to see the vines recover and bounce back to produce not only extremely high quality fruit but also some bounty in 2016! Harvest was earlier than we expected, and we observed optimum flavor and phenolic development progress as we harvested. Across the board, the flavors and acids were exceptional, and a delicious balance evolved as the harvest proceeded. Acids are firm and pH is slightly lower, so the wines should be well-structured with very good aging potential. This is an exciting vintage with a lot to like! —Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect to pair with ginger chicken and saffron rice, duck confit, or pappardelle with brown butter sage sauce.
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