2016 Trombetta Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $65. Clones 777, faux 828, and 115. Harvest Brix 25.0º. Native yeast fermentation, extended cold soak and maceration, native malolactic fermentation in barrels, aged 9 months in 35% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of tilled soil, blackberry, blueberry, and smoky oak. Very richly fruited and lush on the palate with a viscous mouthfeel. Dark fruits are featured with matched tannins and uplifting acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed August 1, 2021

Winery: Trombetta Family Wines
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part I: North Coast - Petaluma Gap