2021 Kerr Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
133 Cases Produced
"While this is a new-age, terroir-driven Pinot with bags of contemporary style and focus, it has a generous Burgundian heart, brought out by the French Vosges oak barrels we age it in. The perfectly grown, lovingly hand-harvested fruit reveals its quality in every sip." Cristie Kerr
This wine offers a perfumed, juicy, dark nose of black cherry, cedar, mandarin zest, violets, fresh tobacco, and new leather. The juicy palate has a wonderful weight and balance, with ultra fine tannins, effortless length and flavors of plum, dark cherry, clove, carob, and violet. Drinking beautifully now, this wine is best consumed in the short term (why wait?!).
A blend of the 3 clones, 45% Calera, 42% Pommard, 13% VR. Fermented in a stainless steel open top tank, with 45% whole cluster fermentation.
Sonoma Coast, Silver Eagle Vineyard
10 months in 100% French oak, 33% new
The summer leading up to the 2021 harvest was ideal, with warm days and cool nights, and no intense heat spikes to speak of. The continuing drought and a few weather events during bud break limited yields, but the quality is very high. Small concentrated berries yield intense flavorful wines. Though small in volume the 2021 harvest is mighty in quality.
Agro Ad Amphorum
Latin Translation: From Soil to Bottle
This Pinot Noir comes from the Silver Eagle vineyard in Sonoma, just outside the town of Occidental, and is a blend of the 3 clones, 45% Calera, 42% Pommard, 13% VR. The morning fog and cool temperatures hang around until almost midday at this site, which helps to retain the fresh and pure flavors of the fruit.