2015 Donelan Tripp's Block Pinot Noir
Medium to deep ruby red. Layered nose with some light baking spices on the attack as well as some red cherries, followed up by cedar and damp forest floor. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and medium bodied. Balanced tannins as well with noted of red cherries, dried strawberries and bramble berries to boot. A bit of cinnamon and cedar as well. Dry with a lingering finish.
First winery on day two in Sonoma was Donelan Family Wines in Santa Rosa with Meredith. Second red was the Tripp's Block Pinot Noir which comes from the Perli vineyard in the Mendocino Ridge at an elevation of 1550 feet. Aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels and only 246 cases produced.
2018 till 2024.
Price Point:$$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $78.00.