Our 2014 Sonoma Coast Sangiacomo Vineyards Pinot Noir was produced from the Roberts Road Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast AVA. This vineyard resides along the HWY 101 corridor near Petaluma. Its location brings a cool coastal influence that lengthens the time to maturity.
The Sangiacomo Family practices what they call ‘precision viticulture’ which includes pruning, irrigation and canopy management in close partnership with their clients to maximize quality and minimize environmental impact. Athair’s winemaker, Jim McMahon, is very involved in this process, making adjustments along the way to foster the qualities he desires in the wine. We are honored to produce a Pinot Noir bearing the Sangiacomo Family name.
Photo credit: Mike Pucci of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards
The grapes were harvested in mid-October. They were cold soaked for three days and then fermented in one ton bins for the following twelve days during which the ‘must’ was punched down two to three times a day. The wine was stirred on its lees every two weeks from November 2014 into the new year.
Rich ruby color with a vibrant cherry, violet, and cedar nose. Full bodied midpalate with juicy plum flavors and earthy notes with a hint of tobacco leaf on the finish.
Featured in Wine Spectator Article “10 Charming California Pinot Noirs”
Article Posted May 23, 2016
These wines “exemplify what California’s Sonoma Coast has to offer…The aromas of ripe plum, cherry, anise and blackberry are supple and direct, moderately rich and intense, making for an understated, delicate style. Drink now through 2020″.