Terra de Promissio
The 2016 vintage marked a “return to normalcy” for many in Sonoma County. After the disastrous yields of 2015, most vineyards saw closer to average tonnage and the rains that followed the harvest were more than welcome to alleviate the drought. Favorable weather allowed for even ripening and full phenolic development without being pressured by extreme heat spikes, as with previous vintages.
“Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Terra de Promissio Vineyard opens with fragrant earth and dried herbs notions over a core of red cherries, pomegranate, rhubarb, and underbrush plus a waft of mossy bark. Light to medium-bodied with great freshness and understated, earthy flavors, it has a fine-grained frame and mineral-laced finish.” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 91+ points