The 2012 vintage introduces our Sommità Pinot Noir. Visually, the 2012 Sommità Pinot Noir offers deep ruby color with a waning purple edge telltale of ripe, but not over-ripe, Pinot Noir from a cool location. Highly aromatic with clove, warm forest berries like raspberries and blueberries, leading towards a spicy and red fruit center. Texturally coating and lavish on the palate, but remains firm with bright Marin County acidity on the finish. Primary upon release and will develop added layers and complexity with bottle aging.
Cellared in ideal environment that allowed for the wine to be bottled without any fining or filtration. The harvest season of 2012 will be remembered for its cloudless skies and mild temperatures. Considered a classic vintage with respect to all varieties on the estate, the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reached ideal ripeness without threat of rain or damaging conditions. The Pinot Noir harvest was in late September.
14 months in French oak (30% new)
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