The Alden Alli project is a a venture between Top Chef Emeril Lagasse and Dan Kosta. Add winemaker Shane Finley (Kosta Browne) and you know you have a recipe for success. The name Alden Alli (wives of Emeril and Dan).
The wine is sourced from the Campbell Ranch and Sun Chase Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and just like Emeril would say: “Bam, in the pan…”
This wine explodes on impact with gorgeous aromas jumping out of the glass. The wine’s bold palate is loaded with back fruit, cranberries and silky flavors with a oh-so slight whiff of (low) acidity. The wine finishes the way it start with pizzazz and a silky finish. A must have to your collection.
Winemaker Notes: “A cuveé of three distinct coastal vineyards, the 2016 AldenAlli Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers more than the sum of its parts. A favorably long, unhurried growing season in 2016 allowed elongated flavors to develop naturally on the vine. Our foremost goal was to create a pristine expression of Sonoma Coast elegance and this leisurely vintage.”
Tasting Notes: The 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied, offering subtle fruit flavors, bright acidity and structure that sing in intricate harmony. Inviting aromas of firm blackberry, cedar and pitted cherry are accentuated with floral notes. The nuanced palate balances bright cherry, blackberry and pluot fruits with hints of savory fennel fronds and sea mist.