Don & Sons Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir opens with aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and a hint of lime zest. On the palate you will find beautiful depth, with soft notes of rhubarb and baking spices. A versatile wine ideal for pairing with great friends and your favorite comfort foods.
This wine is crafted from grapes sourced from the Sonoma Coast and two of its sub-appellations, the Petaluma Gap and Russian River Valley. The wind and fog are the regions’ trademarks and fruit from this cooler region adds depth and complexity to the finished wine. The result of this cooler climate fruit sourcing is a finely balanced crowd-pleasing Pinot Noir that seamlessly marries food-friendly acidity with a smoothly seductive tannin structure. The majority of the grapes used in creating our 2014 Don & Sons Sonoma Signature Series Pinot Noir are clone 115, known for its plum fruit flavors, sourced from a notable family vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, along Lakeville Highway. The balance of the blend is made with clone 116 and 22 grapes which have a more sour cherry flavor-profile.
The Russian River Valley climate is sculpted by the regular intrusion of cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean a few miles to the west. The fog flows through the Petaluma Wind Gap and the channel cut by the Russian River. The fog usually arrives in the evening, often dropping the temperature 35 to 40 degrees from its daytime high and retreats to the ocean the following morning. This natural air conditioning results in extended hang-time for the grapes that translate to intense, lush flavors in the wines.
In 1895 Samuele Sebastiani emigrated from Italy to Sonoma and built a thriving wine business that is now in its fourth generation. For our namesake wine, we wanted to create something truly memorable and personal. For over 110 years, our family's name has been synonymous with quality winemaking here in Sonoma. It’s where our family is rooted. Sonoma is where we live, where we work, and the only place we will ever call home. We couldn’t be more proud to carry on a family tradition with a wine that evokes the very essence and spirit of this unique and wonderful place.