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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2021
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma
California
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CA-oon-tee LA-een So-NO-ma Coast PEE-no NWAR
Varietal
Pinot Noir
$36
Flavors & Quality
Red Berries Red Berries
Game Game
Nutmeg Nutmeg
Organic Organic
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COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.4%
GRAPE(S)
Pinot Noir
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Why this wine made the cut…
Complex Pinot can be pricey, but not this time.
Russian River Valley, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Pinot Noir
100% Pee-NO NWAR
Pinot Noir is arguably the most revered grape variety in the world with origins in Burgundy, France where the best expressions can still be found. Pinot Noir is not only a tough grape to grow, it also shows miniscule differences in terroir arguably more than any other grape variety. Stylistically, it is generally higher in acid and lower in tannin but can vary depending on the location, and winemaking technique. It is very versatile with food, and shows a range of flavor from red and black fruit, floral, spice, earth, and mineral qualities.
Country / State
California
Region
Sonoma
Sub Region
Sonoma Coast
Producer
County Line
Winemaker(s)
Eric Sussman
Vintage
2021
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Russian River Valley, California

Eric Sussman acquired this historic 42-acre estate in 2012, after already having made a zinfandel from their dry-farmed old vines. This organic and biodynamic farm is located 800 feet above sea level on a ridgetop overlooking Occidental in Sonoma.

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The estate retains the old-vine zinfandel and syrah, but has replanted several vines to pinot noir and chardonnay. Nonintervention with nature is an ethos at Radio-Côteau and at their sister label, County Line, and extends beyond their wine-growing and vinification practices. They are a true sustainable farm with animals, fruits, and vegetables that help feed the team.

County Line offers an entry level glimpse into Radio-Coteau’s balance of generous fruit, and textural energy at affordable prices.