2014 Spell Estate Pinot Noir Terra de Promissio Vineyard

Estate: Spell Estate
Region: Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Terra de Promissio Vineyard


Tasting Note:June 20, 2016

Second single vineyard Pinot Noir from Spell Estate is the Terra de Promissio Vineyard. Crimson red with garnet edges. Love the differences that distinguishes the different single vineyard bottlings. Lots of clay, wood, tea leaves, dried lavender and mesquite smoked wood. Some added maple bacon notes on day two. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and moderate acidity (6/10). Palate started off a little smokey and with red cherries on day one. Day two added in some more complexity with some light greenery some cherry cola and gamey notes. Fullest of the four Pinot Noirs with a moderate plus body. A little bit of heat and long finish.

At Spell Estate, Andrew Berge makes the single vineyard bottlings specifically so one can distinguish the different flavors, structure and texture. The Terra de Promissio Vineyard is owned and managed by Charles and Diana Karren. The TdP Vineyard is located in the unofficial AVA of Petaluma Gap in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Planted on this vineyard are a total of two clones of which the Dijon 115 clone is used in this bottling. This vineyard also has cool maritime breezes that help to slow down the ripening process of the fruit. Aged in 100% French oak of which 50% is new. Only 79 cases produced.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2025.


91+ points.

Price Point:

$$ - Sample provided by the Estate. Can be purchased at the Estate for $58.00.