Pinot Noir, Nobles Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast
Soft in wild blue fruit, black tea and stemmy earth, this wine has a brooding earthiness that’s exotic and beguiling. It invites with a perfume of violet and rose as well as coastal salt and crushed rock, mineral components that accent a grainy texture.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Although none of the many Pinot Noirs from Davies is given to high ripeness and excess, this moderately full-bodied working from the far Sonoma Coast shows a little more fruity flesh on its bones than most and is shaded to fully ripe, black cherry fruit with scattered accents of dark earth and sweet oak lending an extra bit of richness and range...