Whetstone Wine Cellars

Bella Vigna Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.33 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Potato, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Herbs, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Nuts & Seeds, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, Baking Spices, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Christopher Pappe

Refined silky.....no.... abstract, cunning and wildly spicy. It is everything I expect from extreme farming on the Sonoma coast. I bought this at release and is all that I imagined.

Refined silky.....no.... abstract, cunning and wildly spicy. It is everything I expect from extreme farming on the Sonoma coast. I bought this at release and is all that I imagined.

Oct 2nd, 2017
The Schwartz

2008 wowza

2008 wowza

Nov 3rd, 2013
Elizabeth Martinez



2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Bella Vigna Vineyard
Winemaker's Vineyard

Notes: Steeply sloped (think black diamond for all you folks who snow ski), southeasterly facing hillside. Goldridge loam soils. Two-thirds 777 and a third Swan clone. Ton and a half to the acre. Harvested on October 3rd.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: 100% French Oak, 40% new wood. Punch downs only. Indigenous yeast primary fermentation and natural completion of ML. Unfined, unfiltered. Lighter shade of ruby in color. Big, floral nose of rose petal, dark red fruits, sassafras tea, and soy. Secondary notes of pencil shavings, vanilla, and a touch of bacon fat. Full-bodied, rich flavors of baked berry pie, pomegranate, and baker's chocolate. Finishes super long with flavors of ripe cranberry and bacon fat. 14.5% alcohol. 330 cases produced.



2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Bella Vigna Vineyard
Winemaker's Vineyard

Notes: Steeply sloped (think black diamond for all you folks who snow ski), southeasterly facing hillside. Goldridge loam soils. Two-thirds 777 and a third Swan clone. Ton and a half to the acre. Harvested on October 3rd.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: 100% French Oak, 40% new wood. Punch downs only. Indigenous yeast primary fermentation and natural completion of ML. Unfined, unfiltered. Lighter shade of ruby in color. Big, floral nose of rose petal, dark red fruits, sassafras tea, and soy. Secondary notes of pencil shavings, vanilla, and a touch of bacon fat. Full-bodied, rich flavors of baked berry pie, pomegranate, and baker's chocolate. Finishes super long with flavors of ripe cranberry and bacon fat. 14.5% alcohol. 330 cases produced.

Nov 10th, 2012