2018 Trombetta Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Right off the bat with jammy raspberries, smoke, and baking spices the wine lets you know that it's to be taken seriously. There is real structure here, a backbone supporting that ripe fruit character. Lay this down or give it an hour or two in the decanter. Sourced from Petersen Vineyard in Petaluma Gap and aged 9 months in Damy, Francios Freres, Radoux, and Cadus French oak barrels, less than 50% new. 93pts Wine Enthusiast.
What started as a passion for home winemaking in an effort to recreate their love for the larger world of wine has blossomed into the second generation taking the reins. In 2010 Erica graduated from California State University Fresno with her degree in enology and set out on her journey in winemaking that took her to Argentina, Rudd Estate, and CrossBarn. She has directed winemaking at Trombetta since 2014 and is one of the real rising star winemakers in the industry.