2015 PINOT NOIR
Our Sivas-Sonoma Pinot Noir delivers an elegant nose with mildly ripe cranberry, Thai basil and hints of licorice. Vibrant, clean acidity and plentiful French oak notes from barrel aging. A medium-bodied, versatile wine with bold cherry and pomegranate flavors. Bring this wine along for the perfect dinner date.
Sonoma County has a rich winemaking pedigree stretching back to the early 1800’s. With over 60,000 acres of vineyards and over 450 bonded wineries, it has assumed a prominent place among California’s premier grape growing regions. The broader Sonoma County AVA includes some 16 sub-appellations, each with their own unique microclimates and varietal specialties; Sonoma has become well-known for the diversity of vines that thrive here.
Our Sivas-Sonoma Pinot Noir is sourced from a notable family vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, Sangiacomo Family Vineyards along Lakeville Highway. Located in a narrow corridor known as the Petaluma Gap, a sub-region that benefits from cool fog carried in from a 15-mile-wide gap in the coastal mountain range. Herzog Vineyard of Sangiacomo provides an ideal climate and soil type for Pinot Noir clone types 116 and 22 which have a more sour cherry flavor-profile and thrive in this terroir. Another large portion of the blend was grown in the Russian River Valley at Boschetti Vineyards, a small family local winegrower. These two vineyards make up the majority of the grapes used to make this rich, smooth and seductive wine.
Now in our second century of crafting wine in the Sonoma Valley, we continue to be inspired by my grandfathers’ can-do spirit. In every bottle of Sivas-Sonoma we pay homage to our family founders who paved the way for our generation of winemakers and those to follow.