Spell Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir Gold Medal

Spell Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir Gold Medal

Spell Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir Gold Medal
June 7, 2016 Nicole VandenPlas
In Reviews

Spell Terra de Promissio Pinot Noir 2013 won Gold Medal at the Sunset International Wine Competition.

Out of  3000 entries from the United States and around the world –  the judging, held at Sunset’s new Cornerstone Sonoma campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.

We currently have about 3 cases remaining of this vintage.

The Vineyard

The Terra de Promissio Vineyard is owned and managed by Charles and Diana Karren with the help of Diana’s parents it is a true family operation.  Planted in 2002 to Pinot Noir clones 777 and 115 it is located east of Petaluma on a rolling hill in what is unofficially referred to as the Petaluma Gap of the Sonoma Coast AVA.  Buffeted by cold maritime winds the fruit ripens slowly and produces wines of exceptional elegance and purity. 

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color, aromas of raspberry, strawberry, toasted oats, sandalwood, peat moss, and sassafras introduce this youthful wine.  Cranberry and raspberry flavors mix with hints of cocoa nib, coffee, and sweet toasted oak coat the palate.  Bright acidity and broad shouldered tannins mingle with flavors of bing cherry and mocha coffee on a lasting finish.  Drink now or over the next 5 to 7 years.


Harvest Dates: September 30 and October 4, 2013

Clones: Dijon 115 with a tiny amount of Dijon 777

Oak: 100% French; 50% new, 25% once used and 25% older
Alc: 14.5%

Bottled: August 11, 2014 

100 Cases produced | Released April 1, 2015