Barrique Pinot Noir - $19.00
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A beautifully ripe and balanced Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. Bright red fruit with just a hint of blue fruit wrapped by rhubarb, cedar, earth and pepper. It is a beautiful representation of the cool-climate Sonoma Coast and is made to drink now.
Apart from the wines themselves, I'm always strongly impressed by the growing number of wineries that seek out creative solutions to lower their environmental footprint. Brack Mountain stores its wines year-round in an underground wine cave— the perfect antidote to high energy costs as well as the best way to age and store wine gracefully. Their Pinot Noir, made from hand-selected blocks from one of the oldest vineyards on the Sonoma coast, is well worth the effort. Slow fermentation using only wild resident yeasts adds complex, fortuitous elements to the wine, more distinctive aromas and flavors than can rarely be achieved with commercial strains. Deep magenta in color, the Barrique is finely-focused with bright red cherry and wild strawberry notes, interwoven with savory black tea, orange peel and sandalwood. A balanced, restrained wine that can be enjoyed next year, tomorrow or tonight.