Julien Fayard 2018 Platt Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Platt Vineyard perches in the sea-facing hills of the Sonoma Coast AVA, where coastal fog and maritime influence slow down ripening to achieve profound complexity. The 2018 Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir is both fresh and deep, with finesse to match its intensity. The nose shows dark cherries and coastal rocks shrouded in spicy, smoky mystery. A mineral baseline thrums on the palate to ground the rich black and blue fruits and pomegranate molasses at the core. Smooth and full with excellent density, this wine stays light on its feet with fresh acidity and finely chiseled tannins. Warm allspice and clover linger through the extra-long finish with fresh sea air and mineral complexity refreshing the mouth with every sip.