Posts Tagged Sonoma Coast

2015 Tongue Dancer Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Sporting a brilliant medium-ruby color that approaches a translucent state, it would be easy to dismiss this as a wimpy glassful of red. Nothing could be further from the truth. Still young and developing, this wine begins with a demure nose that... Read more

2016 Tongue Dancer Rosé of Pinot Noir, Putnam Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

A brilliant neon orange/salmon color in the glass. Made in the classic French saigné style from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this rosé exhibits a steely first sniff, unfolding in the mouth to reveal flavors of cantaloupe and tart strawberry. At... Read more

2014 Tongue Dancer Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Putnam Vineyard, “Pinot de Ville”

Winemaker James MacPhail continues to follow his passion for Pinot Noir. Here he fashions a young seductress bursting with sleek lines and an initially demure presentation. In the glass, she presents with a brilliant, light ruby blush,... Read more

2014 La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Brilliant medium straw color. The welcoming nose delivers brash Meyer lemon zest, followed by light white-fleshed fruits, all neatly wrapped in spiced butter and cream. It’s palate-coating, with a long, mineral-driven finish that echoes the rich... Read more

2014 La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Translucent coral red color, with glints of orange. Unlike many California Pinot Noirs, who sport 15% alcohol and present more like a bruising Syrah, this shows a lighter, more feminine profile. The aromas include notes of sharp strawberry, cherry... Read more

2013 MacPhail Family Wines ‘Wildcat’ Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

There’s a lot going on in the nose of this single-vineyard wine from Sonoma County’s Wildcat Mountain, including wild strawberries with a sweet edge, an engaging lavender component, freshly tilled soil, a sanguine note of iron and, after some... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Pratt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

A translucent garnet color, lightening at the edges. Ah! There is something Old World and Burgundian in this wine’s aromas. Initial notes of damp cellars give way to delicate floral scents, light orange peel, and dark cherries before coming full... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

In the glass, a translucent light ruby hue. This 100% Pinot Noir cuvee is sourced from eight renowned vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation. Nearly a dozen different clonal selections are in the mix. The nose evokes memories of cool Autumn days... Read more

2013 Tongue Dancer Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

A clear, translucent garnet hue. The nose is intriguing, alluring, and mysterious, throwing up scents of dried cherries, unripe strawberries, and dark tea leaves that waft in and out. Adding to the complexity are undertones of dark, fleshy fruits... Read more

2013 MacPhail ‘Gap’s Crown’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Looking for a wine to sip while wrapping holiday presents? Look no further. This Chardonnay has a white pepper/mint/clove pop in the nose, part of a sweetly perfumed aroma that includes impressions of tropical flowers and Burgundian oak. It’s... Read more