Friday, July 17, 2015

Don & Sons Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2012

I ordered this from the wine list at the Common Grill in Chelsea, Michigan. It went well with the excellent Lake Superior Whitefish Piccata; but then it would match up with nearly any dish or appetizer. Don, of course, is Don Sebastiani of the family that pioneered winemaking in Sonoma County.

Deep ruby color, shows its youth. Strawberry, rhubarb and black tea. Aroma and flavor profile similar to that of the Eric Ross Pinot below. It's much younger, of course, and does not take as many twists and turns. But it has more fruit intensity and power. A wine to savor with the meal and afterward. Pinot Noir from California is either very good or very bad. And this is one of the good guys. I'd like to see how it ages.

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