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Siduri Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Sonatera Vineyard 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The Ewald Vineyard remains one of our most intriguing vineyards. Situated behind Kistler's property, nestled next to Stiling and Dehlinger vineyards, this property has produced some of our most compelling Pinots...and yet we don't seem to have yet fully figured out the vineyard. One thing we have learned is that the wines from this site do not do particularly well in a bunch of new oak. Over the years the final blend has always been less than 50% new wood, with the 2008 fitting right into that range at 40% new French oak. The 2008 was also picked at slightly higher than we would prefer sugar levels (between 26.8 and 27.2) but this was when the fruit tasted ripe. Yields were frightfully small at just shy of 1 ton per acre, due to a terrible frost that hit the vineyard in late March.. After having to paid so much attention to the vineyard, it seemed to make sense that we continue it in the cellar. The wine was allowed to remain in its original barrels until it was racked together just before bottling. The 2008 Siduri Ewald Vineyard Pinot Noir is just beginning to reveal itself, showing intense black cherry and blackberry fruit, with floral scents, and hints of sage and mineral. The wine remains acidic on the finish, leading us to believe that it will continue to improve with some time, although it tastes pretty fantastic right now with some food.

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Siduri Wines:
Siduri started more than 15 years ago in our native Texas. At the time it was a dream shared by two wine geeks (us!) who wanted nothing more than to move to California and make killer Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards we could find. Today that dream is a reality. In 2004 Siduri celebrated its 10 year anniversary. We can hardly believe it, but between two wine labels (Siduri and sister la... Read more
Siduri started more than 15 years ago in our native Texas. At the time it was a dream shared by two wine geeks (us!) who wanted nothing more than to move to California and make killer Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards we could find. Today that dream is a reality. In 2004 Siduri celebrated its 10 year anniversary. We can hardly believe it, but between two wine labels (Siduri and sister label Novy Family Wines) and three beautiful children, we are beyond blessed and beyond busy! With our small but tireless crew we produce over 25 different Pinot Noir wines each year, representing the largest Pinot Noir focus of any California winery. We invite you to use this site to learn more about our wines, winemaking, and vineyards as well as to access our online tasting notes. To receive information directly from the winery on special wine offerings, events and tastings, please take a moment to join our mailing list. Next time your travels take you to the wine country, be sure to give us a call. We would be delighted to have you visit the winery for a personal tour and tasting. Thanks again for your interest in Siduri. We love what we do and enjoy the opportunity to share with others. Adam & Dianna Lee Read less

Member Reviews for Siduri Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Sonatera Vineyard

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Snooth User: connie7899
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4.00 5
01/24/2010

Nice full mouth feel pinot. A little sweeter/lighter on the finish than the initial attack.


Snooth User: kdraks
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4.00 5
06/14/2010

Smooth clean cherry flavors with a lingering finish


Snooth User: sophiehudson
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3.00 5
10/26/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Siduri Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Sonatera Vineyard

07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. High in toasty oak and showing a touch of an earthy note at the margins


11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. High in toasty oak and showing a touch of an earthy note at the margins, this wine is tight and fairly tart on the palate, but, for all of its seeming issues, it is also endowed with enough cherryish fruit to keep itself in the game, and its continuity at the end also earns it a kinder look.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

I enjoyed the outstanding 2008 Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vineyard. It boasts a deep plum/ruby color in addition to lots of blueberry and black currant flavors with hints of vanilla and forest floor in the background. This lush, rich, medium to full-bodi... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Siduri Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vineyard 750ml



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Tasting Notes:

The wine shows red cherry and clove flavors, with a smooth, velvet-like texture. On the mid-palate the wine closes down slightly, due undoubtedly to its youth, but the finish opens up again and is lingering, long, and fine-grained with lively acidity carrying the fruit flavors on and on. This wine certainly drinks well now, especially with food, but will be even better with 6 months in the cellar.

The Ewald Vineyard remains one of our most intriguing vineyards. Situated behind Kistler's property, nestled next to Stiling and Dehlinger vineyards, this property has produced some of our most compelling Pinots...and yet we don't seem to have yet fully figured out the vineyard. One thing we have learned is that the wines from this site do not do particularly well in a bunch of new oak. Over the years the final blend has always been less than 50% new wood, with the 2008 fitting right into that range at 40% new French oak. The 2008 was also picked at slightly higher than we would prefer sugar levels (between 26.8 and 27.2) but this was when the fruit tasted ripe. Yields were frightfully small at just shy of 1 ton per acre, due to a terrible frost that hit the vineyard in late March.. After having to paid so much attention to the vineyard, it seemed to make sense that we continue it in the cellar. The wine was allowed to remain in its original barrels until it was racked together just before bottling. The 2008 Siduri Ewald Vineyard Pinot Noir is just beginning to reveal itself, showing intense black cherry and blackberry fruit, with floral scents, and hints of sage and mineral. The wine remains acidic on the finish, leading us to believe that it will continue to improve with some time, although it tastes pretty fantastic right now with some food.

125 cases produced.

Notes: 70% new French oak


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