Schug Pinot Noir 2022, Sonoma Coast, California

This 100% Pinot Noir cuvée reflects the cool and windy microclimate of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The climate and terroir here provide ideal conditions for low yields (equating to more flavor intensity) and longer hangtimes (allowing Pinot Noir grapes to reach maturity while retaining their natural acidity and preserving the bright flavors of red cherries and raspberries). We ensure the elegant expression in this Pinot Noir by aging in large neutral oak casks, stainless steel, and older French oak barrels to keep new oak flavors to a minimum. 100% Sonoma Coast. Fermentation: 10-12 days in punch-down fermenters, with cap immersion up to 3 times daily. Aging/Cooperage: Neutral oak casks, stainless steel, and neutral 60-gallon French oak barrels.