WINE REVIEW: Sosie 2017 Pinot Noir, Spring Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA ($45)
by Andrew Chalk
The winery says "It is well known that Pinot Noir is site-sensitive; Spring Hill Vineyard, located on the western side of Petaluma, is wet and windy with soils that are on the brink of being un-growable. Among the seven different clones of Pinot Noir grown here, Sosie chose three for this magical wine: Swan, for its intense aromatics – raspberries, strawberries, cranberries; Calera for its velvety texture, pronounced acid and earthy aromas; and Pommard for its weight and dark plummy flavors."
Appearance: Opaque ruby melding into garnet at the translucent rim;
Nose: Entrancing herbal and forest floor notes mesh with raspberry compote and ripe strawberry. Soft sweet oak underpins all;
Palate: Chewy tannins, Flavors of raspberry and forest floor fill the mouth. Finish reverberates on the palate, seemingly forever.
This refined wine is ready to drink now. Take it slowly, while watching your favorite movie or sports event. Or serve with duck, veal , or game birds.