Tasting Notes For Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
From start to finish, 2018 was a very steady season, offering weather that was reminiscent of years prior to drought. Higher than average yields and excellent quality brought about a fruitful harvest beginning in late August.
Fermented separately in small open-top fermenters with gentle punch-downs. Maintained at moderate temperatures until dry, basket-pressed, and racked to 35% new French oak for 11 months.
Fresh pomegranate, strawberry, ripe Bing cherry with notes of sarsaparilla. Tart cranberry carries throughout with a touch of mace and silky refined tannins.