Jackson Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016
Our vineyards in this region are impacted by an 18-mile opening in the California coastal range, located between Sonoma and Marin counties. This low elevation gap acts as a causeway for marine wind and fog to charge inland from the Pacific Ocean. The daily appearance of gusty winds causes a cool-climate environment, which creates smaller berries with thicker skins. The end result is a richer, concentrated Pinot Noir, loaded with flavors of red and blue fruit, alongside savory spice notes.
90 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous, Jan 2018
"The 2016 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is gorgeous and also one of the more complete wines in this flight of Pinots. Succulent red cherry, mint, spice and rose petal nuances flesh out in this supple,
inviting appellation-level Pinot from Kendall-Jackson."
90 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Feb 2019
The 2016 Jackson Estate Appellation Series Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir aged 13 months in 34% new French oak. Medium ruby-purple colored, it rocks up with bold red currants, cranberries and wild thyme scents with touches of tobacco and damp soil. Medium-bodied, it has a chewy frame and oodles of freshness, finishing on an earthy note.
Aged 11 months in 100% French oak, 34% new.
Vineyard Source: Cloud Landing Vineyards, located in the Petaluma Gap AVA.