The fruit for the 2012 Nichole’s Blend, a California Pinot Noir wine comes from the DeVoto, Hurst and Lorenzo Vineyards as well as declassified barrels our Vineyard Designated wines. From as far south as the Petaluma Gap, where the cold maritime breezes help to produce wines of excellent purity and elegance; to the East on top of Sonoma Mountain, with its volcanic soils which produces wines with structure and savoriness; to the far western edge of the Russian River Valley, which produces wines with richness and ripe dark fruit flavors. The resulting wine is an excellent example of the harmony between these distinctive regions within Sonoma County.
A medium dark, purple color introduces aromas of raspberry, leather, spice, crushed stone, tea and bitter chocolate that awaken the senses. Lush and sappy, the palate is flooded with flavors of cherry, raspberry, toasted oats, and citrus pith with silky tannins balanced by the bright acidity. Drink now or over the next 3-4 years.
Oak: 100% French; 25% new, 25% once used and 50% older.
Harvest Dates: September 7 – October 11, 2012
Bottled: August 8, 2013
Cases Produced: 902
2013 Nichole’s Blend Pinot Noir, Sonoma County