2019 Mille Freres Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2019 Mille Freres Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2019 Mille Freres Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Terra de Promissio, in the Petaluma Gap, provides the magnificent expression of our Pinot Noir. Since 2002, this source has gone into a veritable who’s who of Sonoma Coast producers (Kosta Browne, Kistler, Gary Farrell, Siduri, Hanzell, Williams-Selyem, to name a few). The land grows compellingly profound, luxurious fruit, providing the gravitas of our Gravenstein bottling and delivers the essential seduction of our magnetic Mille Freres. Harvested at night to preserve freshness and vibrancy, the grapes are carefully transported to open-top fermenters and gently punched down, followed by an undisturbed 14-month-long maturation in 50% new French Oak. Seeing no racking, no fining, and no filtration, this beauty was bottled in Dec 2020.

2019 Mille Freres invites attention with aromas of heavenly red and black fruits, knee-weakening florals, savory yumminess, and an underlying joyful spice note, akin to an Argentine tango. Richly textured, this wine plays on the palate with flavors of dark berry preserve, pomegranate, truffle, rose petal, and a finishing kiss of sweet herbs that recall cinnamon and cardamom. Fans of the seductive, velvety side of Pinot Noir (because there are many!) will be especially pleased. This is a compelling Pinot Noir, albeit, one that must play the protagonist for two vintages – unfortunately no Mille Freres was made in 2020.

92 POINTS, WILFRED WONG, wines.com. (Tasted: November 21, 2021, San Francisco, CA USA) COMMENTARY: The 2019 Peter Paul Mille Freres Pinot Noir a lasting pleasure on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of ripe strawberries, black fruit, oak, and dust. Pair it with smoked duck and sesame rice. (Best Served: 2021-2029)

Technical Data Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Appellation: Petaluma Gap / Sonoma Coast

Clones: 115, 667, 777

Maturation: 100% French Oak, 50% new, 14 months

Bottled Date: December 2020

Production: 226 cases (12 x 750ml)

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