Nobles Vineyard Pinot Noir
Nobles Vineyard produces richly layered Pinot Noir. It is located approximately 75 miles north of San Francisco, northeast of Fort Ross, in the heart of California’s proposed West Sonoma Coast AVA. With moderate daytime and nighttime temperature swings within this pocket of land, the 3.5 acres of Pinot Noir follow a steady path to optimum ripeness, full flavor and color expression. The vineyards are on the eastern slopes of the second mountain ridge in from the Pacific Ocean, between 950 and 1,050 feet above sea level. Planted in 1993, on the property’s Goldridge fine sandy loam soil, less than two tons per acre of vibrant, yet supple, fruit is harvested each year.
“Aromas of Bing cherry and watermelon combined with vanilla, caramel, and mocha. The palate is youthful and vibrant, typical of the Sonoma Coast. Bright raspberry, strawberry, and cola play with black tea and dark chocolate throughout the juicy finish.”
– Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies
2009 Davies Vineyards, "Nobles Vineyard"
Medium-light to medium ruby; attractive, ripe,
cedary, cranberry and cherry fruit aroma with slightly briary
notes and hints of cinnamon, mocha, and rhubarb; medium-full
body; rich, initially silky, plummy, cranberry and bright
cherry fruit flavors with a hint of sassafras and tending to be
a bit lean on the finish; medium to medium-full tannin;
lingering aftertaste. Made by Schramsberg Vineyards. Very
- California Grapevine, Dec. 2011 - Jan. 2012