"A savory edge of sage and dried herb combines with richer flavors of berries and cola. Textured tannins and bright acidity lend support to this balanced wine from a cool-climate appellation." Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
"The 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was made with 100% whole cluster and aged in 45% new oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple, it has expressive aromas of red and black cherries, roasted cranberries, woodsmoke and orange peel with a classy frame of allspice-like new oak plus earth and charcuterie touches. It’s light to medium-bodied and silky with good intensity, mouthwatering acidity and grainy tannins, finishing long.
Founders Anne Moses and James Hall sold their winery to Chateau Ste. Michelle in 2016, although James will stay on as winemaker and continue to purchase fruit from his favored growers. “One of the key aspects for me was Ste. Michelle’s insistence on maintaining the vineyard selection,” he explains. “Those relationships with my growers are really important to me. I felt it was a good proposition for my growers who I care deeply about, and they gave me full creative control.” Since the first vintage in 1988, the pair have run the entire business—from finance and HR to registering labels for bottles. The sale to Chateau Ste. Michelle will allow for new priorities. “We can now focus more on winemaking and less on the back end of things,” James explains. Anne agrees. “I think as a winemaker, when you have bandwidth freed up, you can be a lot more creative.”" Robert Parker 90 Points