Carte Blanche 2016 Pinot Noir

Sun Chase Vineyard
Sonoma County region
95 Points — Jeb Dunnuck
94 Points — James Suckling
91 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Sonoma Coast AVA
100% Pinot Noir
15 months in French Oak
Cases Produced

The Sun Chase Vineyard is an ideal location atop the Petaluma Gap, which true to its name, bathes the budding grapes in full sunshine at an impressive 900- 1400 ft. elevation. Its coastal proximity also provides the much needed cool Pacific Ocean breezes that sweep through the unique topography. Not to mention the benefits of the gravelly, clay loam soil that provides great drainage while holding onto the vital nutrients the vines need to thrive.

The 2016 vintage opens with a nose of bright Bing cherries, dried Provençal herbs, blood orange and sandalwood that are seamlessly layered. The palate supports the nose revealing notes of black cherry, boysenberry, black tea leaf and sassafras, leading into a persistent finish. World-renowned wine critic, Jeb Dunnuck gives it a 95+ Point rating and describes it as a, “Layered, rich, yet impeccably balanced wine and offers lots of red and black fruits, savory herbs, and early, forest floor-like nuances.” The focused fruit and gentile acidity make this a beautiful Pinot Noir one to behold!

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