The Sangiacomo Vineyards, positioned in the celebrated Sonoma Coast AVA, is known for its exquisite cool-climate Pinot Noir. The 2014 Calstar Cellars Pinot Noir from this vineyard is a testament to the excellent growing conditions and meticulous vineyard management that make this location so esteemed.
The 2014 vintage started with a warm, dry winter, leading to early bud break. A moderately warm growing season with no extreme heat spikes resulted in even ripening of the grapes. The weather around harvest was ideal, allowing us to pick the fruit at the peak of maturity.
This 2014 Pinot Noir presents itself with a luminous ruby-violet hue. The nose immediately opens with enticing aromas of ripe blackberry, cassis liqueur, and black licorice, intertwined with nuances of fine leather and a hint of savory roasted meats, adding an intriguing layer of complexity.
Upon tasting, the palate faithfully echoes the nose, delivering rich, dark fruit flavors of marionberry and ripe plum. A backbone of refreshing acidity ensures balance with the soft, round tannins and promotes a long, satisfying finish. As the wine lingers, hints of cola, coffee, and sweet oak become evident, adding depth and intrigue to this beautifully crafted Pinot Noir.
While undeniably enjoyable upon release, this wine has the structure and depth to mature gracefully, promising even greater complexity and elegance with some years in the cellar. The 2014 Calstar Cellars Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir is a sophisticated, multifaceted wine that beautifully encapsulates its Sonoma Coast origin.