This grew at a vineyard in northern Marin, bordering the Petaluma Gap, where the fruit delivered a bright cherry-red pinot. The flavor deepens with air, the tannins taking the wine toward the savor of blueberry skins. The overall impression is light and delicate, a coastal red for roast fish.
Marin County Pinot Noir Reviews
Delicious and exotic fruit flavors light up this elegant, concentrated wine. Rhubarb, black-cherry and spiced plum scents are followed by equally generous fruit flavors and deft touches of spicy oak that add nuances of baking spices and black tea.
From four growers in Marin, including the Stubbs and Corda vineyards at the southern edge of Petaluma Gap, this has cool, taut flavors of strawberries and cranberries along with a salty, coastal impression of seagrass. That saltiness brings out a touch of bitterness in the oak; the wine could use some seared duck breast to fatten it up.