2015 Dauphine Sonoma Mountain Sonoma County Pinot Noir

The Sonoma Mountain appellation is one the few regions that's better defined by its elevation than its expanse. Planted on the western side of the mountain, between 400 and 1,200 feet, the vineyards are cooled by the ocean breezes that make their way through the Petaluma Gap, allowing the delicate Pinot Noir grapes to gradually ripen in the morning sunshine. Ripe and concentrated, this wine features flavors of black raspberry, black cherry and cassis, enhanced by nuances of forest floor, mushroom and soy. Enjoy this exemplary Pinot Noir with feathered game or pork dishes.

Recipe Pairings

Five Spice Roast Duck

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

black cherry

cassis

Forest Floor

Mushroom

Region

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, North Coast, California, United States

Pairings

Game Bird

Poultry

Pork Chops

Did You Know?

A winemaker in Chile is known for playing jazz music in his cellar, believing the music helps the maturation of the wine aging in barrels.