Spanish for “fog,” la neblina rolls in from the Pacific Ocean to blanket and cool the coastal Pinot Noir vineyards of western Sonoma County. The 2014 La Neblina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is comprised of a complex array of five West County coastal sites on Goldridge soil. Organically grown fruit, hand punchdowns, native fermentations, 15% whole cluster inclusion, and a 17–month élevage in just under a third new tight-grain French oak barrels enhance the natural charm of this wine. We applaud the dedicated growers who contributed to this bottling, and the 2014 La Neblina is a cellar favorite. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in January 2016.

The 2014 vintage of La Neblina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir displays an alluring red velvet hue encompassing a dark rose center with radiant clarity. The first impression shows pure nose filled with ripe strawberries. After a few swirls, the wine becomes more complex, letting out flowers, additional fruit and nuttiness. Intense black cherries and warm blueberry preserves rub elbows with sweet oak undertones and oven-roasted cashews. Entering the palate, the medium weight of the wine is accompanied by red raspberry and Alpine strawberries. Tempered yet persistent tannins carry pink rose petal and vibrant acidity through the lengthy finish. An age worthy vintage of La Neblina with tenacity to mature through proper cellaring 10 years.

TO BE RELEASED: Spring 2016

 
 


COASTAL CUVÉE:

La Neblina
GROWERS:
Kirk Lokka, Laguna, Dierke, Platt, Alberigi
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Sebastopol, Occidental, Bodega
VARIETAL:
Pinot Noir
SELECTION:
777, 115, 667, 828, Calera, Mt. Eden
HARVEST DATE:
August 23rd– September 7th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
 

 
 
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