Migration Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017 Red Wine
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Migration Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017
92 pts. Prince of Pinot:
"Moderately light garnet color in the glass. This wine was really a pleasant surprise. Outgoing aromas of black cherry, spice and a hint of toast lead to a gorgeous core of mid weight black cherry fruit framed by silken tannins and infused with proper acidity. A harmonious construct makes this wine instantly enjoyable upon opening. This wine has everything that most consumers welcome in a Pinot Noir..." -6/2019
92 pts. James Suckling:
"Rose hips and red cherries abound here with a sappy edge, too. The palate has a bold, sweet-fruit core with plenty of succulent, fresh and layered tannin on offer. The plushness here is impressive, as is the direct serving of fruit flavor. Drink or hold."
This beautiful Pinot Noir from the good folks at Duckhorn Wine Company is another shining example of their expert winemaking. They choose only the best grapes for their wines, and the Migration Pinot Noir is no exception. They take good winemaking seriously, and the result is a Pinot that could easily command a much higher price; it's THAT GOOD!
Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions highlighting lush fruit, bright acidity and impeccably balanced oak. This dedication has taken us to the storied vineyards of California’s Sonoma Coast, where clockwork fog and Goldridge sandy loam soils have contributed to a Pinot Noir with beautiful high-tone red fruit flavors of cherry, cranberry and strawberry and enticing hints of orange-cinnamon spice.
2017 offered idyllic growing conditions with plentiful winter and spring rains, which led to an excellent fruit set. While the summer was warm, with occasional heat spikes, healthy canopies and thoughtful pruning provided ideal dappled sunlight on the vines. Just as our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were achieving ideal ripeness, a major heat event hit the valley. The result was an extremely brisk harvest with long nights of hand-picking and days full of sorting, destemming and pressing. While the pace of harvest was challenging, the fruit came in beautifully, fermented flawlessly and yielded wines with vibrant fruit and lovely acidity.
Embodying the cool-climate essence of California’s famed Sonoma Coast this wine offers lovely texture and tension and generous fruit. On the palate, alluring layers of blackberry, raspberry and cranberry mingle with hints of forest floor and subtle toasty oak, carrying the wine to a rich and polished finish.
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Harvest Dates: September 1 – October 2
Average Sugar at Harvest: 24.8° Brix
Cooperage - 100% French oak
Barrel Aging: 10 months 40% new oak, 60% neutral