The 2016 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a favorite around these parts. Fresh aromas of bright cherry, spice, and cranberry are present. Full and lush on the palate, the wine is balanced by a solid line of acidity. Bright berry fruits on the finish which is lengthy. Pair me with lamb…please!
The 2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from a handful of sites on the Sonoma Coast, and it too is more ruby/plum colored. Ripe strawberries, dried flowers, sweet earth, and spice notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a silky, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. As Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir goes, it's another rich, powerful wine from this estate. It should keep for 8-10 years or more.
This is a heck of a deal for the quality: an appellation wine with juicy intensity and a rich layering of red and blue fruit. With plenty of tannic power beneath its integrated texture are secondary notes of forest, clove and black tea that complement the fruit beautifully.