Earthy cola, cherry and strawberry give this lush fruit-forward wine an undeniable richness and concentration, within a thick structure of integrated tannin and big oak. It delivers on varietal character within a big style.
N°11 Pinot Noir Reviews
The 2016 Pinot Noir No. 11 is medium ruby-purple with aromas of cranberry sauce, red apple skin, warm black cherries and savory hints of meat and pepper. Medium to full-bodied with concentrated ripe red fruits and earthy flavors, it has very fine, grainy tannins and mouthwatering acidity with a layered finish.
This is a big-boned, robustly flavored red that offers concentrated tones of dark cherry and raspberry, with bolts of Asian spice. Sizable tannins support the richness of the fruit, coating the palate with aplomb and complexity.
The 2013 Pinot Noir No. 11 from Sonoma Coast is a darker-fruited and deeper-colored, more Côte de Nuits style of Pinot Noir with a broader mouthfeel, more savory, complex richness, notes of forest floor, blackcurrant and black cherries, and loads of personality and character. This is a beauty, and seductive. Drink it over the next decade.
This comes from the Durell Vineyard on the border of Carneros and Sonoma Valley, harvested at a sleek 21.6 degrees Brix, fermented without added yeasts and aged in new and once-used French oak. It's pretty irresistible, a savory pinot noir that feels energetic yet relaxed from its time spent in a barrel, centered around wild mushroom and light wood smoke aromas, glowing with the subtle brightness of its acidity. Harmonious and complex without any rough edges, this wine's texture is supple and meaty, satisfying with grilled quail.