At Kokumi Wines we specialize in crafting small lot Pinot Noirs from the Sonoma Coast appellations. Our goal is to express the character of the vineyard and vintage; to craft lush, balanced wines that are ever evolving.
Kokumi is a Japanese word describing a flavour concept. Not a taste in and of itself, but a sensation of richness and balance, enhancing the taste experience.
The 2011 growing season was one of the cooler on record for Sonoma County. Heavy rain in the winter and spring made for late bud break and very low yields. Persistent coastal fog lingered throughout the summer, leading to few days over 80 degrees along the Sonoma Coast. The unusually cool summer delayed ripening and developed beautifully complex fruit with higher natural acid and big rich tannin not often seen in California Pinot Noir.
2011 Pinot Noir
The 2011 vintage Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast expresses unique aromatic complexity and elegance. Rich red fruits are dominant with floral and spice notes to create an ever-evolving wine in the glass. Aromas of Bing cherry, plum and strawberry dominate the nose. As the wine opens, layers of floral and spice emerge showing violet, sage, sweet orange zest and a hint of graphite. The palate, silky and balanced, reveals rich raspberry and plum with a touch of cocoa. The finish is long and creamy with ample tannin and a hint of toast.
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