2006 Verve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 145 cases, $28. Clones 115, 777, Pommard and Beringer. Vines average 12 years of age. Harvest Brix 26 average. 100% de-stemmed, fermented in open-top fermenters, manual punch down of cap, 3 days cold soak and 21 days total cuvaison average. Aged an average of 17 months in 30% new French oak and bottled aged 4 months. · Charming aromas and flavors of red current, cherry, cola and root beer. Caressing in the mouth, fine tannins, appealing lightness and very easy to drink. Reviewed October 1, 2008

Winery: Verve
From article: Small Sips of California Pinot Noir: Just Drink It