Sonoma "Sonoma Coast" Pinot Noir 2014, Moshin Vineyards
There is a total of 65,000 acres of vines planted in the Sonoma Valley which are split across several sub-districts. This Sonoma pinot noir was tasted at the Local Union 271 in Palo Alto with the indefatigable luncheon wine-taster Daniel Simon. The colour is a medium red which is entirely transparent. Initial nose of barbequed strawberries, the nose is unctuous. Clear notes of cinnamon, clove and vanilla. Suggestive of a bourbon-cask aged whisky. In contrast to the hefty nose, this pinot noir from Sonoma is light bodied with a ripe red currant flavour and soft tannins. Pleasant, linear and with a mineral finish. Overall this wine has good balance but is not terribly exciting. Scores 73/100.