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2017 Migration Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Watch Chef Natalie Niksa of La Saison pair this wine with Spring Pasta with Peas and Mascarpone + Pan-seared Chicken with Leeks.
Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions highlighting lush fruit, bright acidity and impeccably balanced oak. This dedication has taken us to the storied vineyards of California’s Sonoma Coast, where clockwork fog and Goldridge sandy loam soils have contributed to a Pinot Noir with beautiful high-tone red fruit flavors of cherry, cranberry and strawberry and enticing hints of orange-cinnamon spice.
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 40% new oak, 60% neutral
Embodying the cool-climate essence of California’s famed Sonoma Coast this wine offers lovely texture and tension and generous fruit. On the palate, alluring layers of blackberry, raspberry and cranberry mingle with hints of forest floor and subtle toasty oak, carrying the wine to a rich and polished finish.
2017 offered idyllic growing conditions with plentiful winter and spring rains, which led to an excellent fruit set. While the summer was warm, with occasional heat spikes, healthy canopies and thoughtful pruning provided ideal dappled sunlight on the vines. Just as our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were achieving ideal ripeness, a major heat event hit the valley. The result was an extremely brisk harvest with long nights of hand-picking and days full of sorting, destemming and pressing. While the pace of harvest was challenging, the fruit came in beautifully, fermented flawlessly and yielded wines with vibrant fruit and lovely acidity.
September 1 - October 2, 2017
0.56 g/100 ml titratable acidity
10 months in barrel
10-14 days fermentation at 85°F
24.8° Brix at Harvest
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(Feb 16, 2020 at 9:43 PM)
Sweet, warm aromas of black cherry and dark plum jams with dark cocoa and toasty barrel introduce you to the Migration Pinot Noir. Dark, ripe, rich sensations continue in the mouth with dark red cherry compote, cinnamon and framboise. Rich, spicy, sexy/toasty barrel and juicy dark cherry flavors continue through its smooth 25 second finish. This is a real crowd-pleaser.