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Sun Chase Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

8.931 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

7.6

Sun Chase vineyard sits at 1,400 feet of elevation in the northwest corner of Sonoma Coast. This Pinot Noir fruit, clones 777 and 828, was hand-harvested at night, and the wine was aged 11 months in French oak, 55 percent new. The result is ample, structured and plummy, with rosy cherries; a deep, almost coffee-roasted midsection; and a sweet finish of baking spices and cola. It feels overwrought right now and needs decanting. Time could smooth it, although the tannic structure is modest. A wine for fans of the ripe, oak-dominant California Pinot. 14.5% abv | $75 (sample)

Sun Chase vineyard sits at 1,400 feet of elevation in the northwest corner of Sonoma Coast. This Pinot Noir fruit, clones 777 and 828, was hand-harvested at night, and the wine was aged 11 months in French oak, 55 percent new. The result is ample, structured and plummy, with rosy cherries; a deep, almost coffee-roasted midsection; and a sweet finish of baking spices and cola. It feels overwrought right now and needs decanting. Time could smooth it, although the tannic structure is modest. A wine for fans of the ripe, oak-dominant California Pinot. 14.5% abv | $75 (sample)

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2015
Frank

2013- took 5 mins to open up well. Dark cherry very dark contrast...smooth

2013- took 5 mins to open up well. Dark cherry very dark contrast...smooth

Oct 2nd, 2018
Kate Kawalec

Passion and Power!

Passion and Power!

Aug 24th, 2018
Anne Selee

Super rich and peppery. Needs decanting

Super rich and peppery. Needs decanting

Feb 11th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Really ripe and super rich, with a gregarious demeanor and an almost larger than life personality. Distinctively unconventional with an unmistakable cadence, and completely infectious. This is the JB Smoove of Pinot Noir (or Leon Black, rather). Massive black cherry, lavender pastiche, and loaded with bramble fruit. It brings the ruckus (to the ladies).

Really ripe and super rich, with a gregarious demeanor and an almost larger than life personality. Distinctively unconventional with an unmistakable cadence, and completely infectious. This is the JB Smoove of Pinot Noir (or Leon Black, rather). Massive black cherry, lavender pastiche, and loaded with bramble fruit. It brings the ruckus (to the ladies).

Oct 26th, 2017
Joanne Calandra

Love the pepper!!!! This is a winner for me.

Love the pepper!!!! This is a winner for me.

Sep 10th, 2016
Pat Corrigan

Had at Nando Milano Italian restaurant in bucktown Chicago with Christy and rich

Had at Nando Milano Italian restaurant in bucktown Chicago with Christy and rich

Feb 28th, 2016
D.J.

merry christmas! super interesting pinot

merry christmas! super interesting pinot

Dec 25th, 2015
Richard Steinberg

Dark color. Sweet fruit, great acidity. High extract. Long finish. Fruit bomb. Chilean soccer player connects with Paul Hobbs. Cali style. Not for the faint of heart.

Dark color. Sweet fruit, great acidity. High extract. Long finish. Fruit bomb. Chilean soccer player connects with Paul Hobbs. Cali style. Not for the faint of heart.

May 13th, 2015
John Berghoff

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

May 18th, 2017