Sonoma-Loeb, Sonoma Coast (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir 2016

($34):  John Loeb, Jr, former Ambassador to Denmark, businessman and philanthropist, established Sonoma-Loeb in 1990.  The wines had always been made at Chappellet Vineyard and Winery, so when Chappellet purchased the property in 2011, nothing really changed — the wines are still top-notch.  This one, from the Sonoma Coast region, has a lovely racy quality, befitting a cooler growing area, that enhances its spicy red fruit notes.  Suave tannins allow for immediate enjoyment.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 24, 2018