2021 Scribe Carneros Pinot Noir
This classic, Carneros Pinot Noir from the Mariani brothers is smooth and balanced thanks to the cooling influence from the winds of the San Pablo bay. It enjoyed a slow and even ripening and has the perfect balance of fruit and earth.
Organic farming practices and native yeast fermentation.
- Tasting Notes crunchy red cherry, rhubarb, pomegranate, vanilla, cacao, red rose, baking spice
- Variety Pinot Noir
- Region United States, California, Sonoma
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.5%
- Table Talk Andrew and Adam see themselves as scribes of their land, and the Scribe winery is the result of their labor.
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Scribe Winery in Sonoma, Calif. produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines.
The winery–founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking–is managed by fourth-generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani.
Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place. When vinified with non-interventionist methods, the result is a distinct wine that faithfully reflects what the vineyard naturally expresses.
Farmed from three vineyards across the Carneros AVA, the fruit for the Carneros Pinot Noir is a blend of equal parts clones 777.115 and Pommard. Two of the vineyards, Sandbach and El Novillero, are both within a 5 mile radius of the SCRIBE estate and rest on similar Huichica soils. The third, Reinke vineyard, lies a little further east on Bressa-Dibble clay loam. All three vineyards benefit from the cooling influence from the winds of the San Pablo bay and slow, even ripening.
This elusive and delicate light-bodied grape is a winegrowers dream, but can be difficult to achieve. Stubborn, yet flirtatious, Pinot Noir is tantalizing creating a beautiful dance between the grape and the winemaker. The resulting light red wine can be nothing short of spectacular. Loved for its red fruit and spicy characteristics, its also a great food partner. Look for notable regions including Burgundy, France, Central Coast or Sonoma in CA, Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Pfalz or Baden in Germany as well as many other regions around the world in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina.
Unknown to many, Sonoma County located in Northern California is actually bigger than its neighbor, Napa County. Sonoma has a famous gap region, known as the Petaluma Gap, that provides a break in the the coastal ranges and is Sonoma County’s newest AVA. The “Gap” is actually a wind gap named after a coastal mountain opening that stretches east from the Pacific Ocean to the south of the San Pablo Bay. Closest to the Sonoma Coast is the famous Russian River Valley AVA known for its high-quality, elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. To the north of the Russian River lies the warmer Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley AVA’s producing a wide range of grape varieties including excellent Zinfandels, Sauvignon Blanc, Rhône varietals (Syrah, Grenache, etc), and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other vineyard areas to watch out for premium wine are Sonoma Coast AVA, Anderson Valley, and Mendocino County.