Rapture Pinot Noir 2014
More than most other grapes, Pinot Noir expresses its terroir, its sense of place - more easily, it reflects where it was grown.
The grapes used in making our Rapture were grown in one of the most sought-after vineyard locations, situated in the northwest corner of Sonoma County, only a few miles from the cold Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,000 feet in what is often referred to as the True Sonoma Coast AVA.
Nestled on a sunny hilltop and surrounded by redwood forests the views of the vineyard are as beautiful as they are breathtaking.
Here the vineyard is based on Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam and Hugo Gravelly Loam soils. Heavily influenced by the maritime climate it lies on the extreme edge of the perfect Pinot Noir viticulture environment.
Rapture starts out with a dark burgundy color in the glass. A slightly floral nose giving way to dark plum and bright black cherry aromas. A round mouth full of red and black fruit. Hints of black currant and dates. Then a lingering bright acidity and firm yet integrated tannin aftertaste which will soften over the next five to seven years. Nice to drink now but with age this will be an even more delicious wine - definitely a keeper!
Only 389 cases produced from our Annapolis Vineyard
French Oak 30% new, 70% one-use.