Robert Parker 96 Points: “The 2019 Pinot Noir Emmaline Ann Vineyard was made with 50% whole clusters and matured for 22 months in 40% new French oak. It is delicate and broody on the nose at this stage, with a core of raspberry fruit and accents of saline, seaweed, cracked pepper, and violet. The light-bodied palate is delicate, grainy, and fresh, with layer after layer of detailed fruits and a latent finish that hints at more to come as this matures in the bottle.”
Tasting Notes: This 8-barrel sensation offers up a very expressive floral and bright fruit aroma with hints of rose petals, bright cherries, violets, and mint that jump out of the glass. A well-balanced, well-crafted single vineyard Pinot Noir that has amazing bright red stone fruit and the right touch of acidity that is explosive on the mid-palate with a very appealing fruit purity. Notes of raspberry, cherry, violet, and a subtle pepperiness. The wine finishes with a long but silky finish. Only 202 cases were produced.
Winery Notes: “The 2019 vintage was a stunner for the cooler edges of the Sonoma Coast. With unabashed heat weighing down on most of the county, out near the coast the marine layer staved off over-ripening and allowed some fantastic flavor development in our vineyards. Emmaline remains true to form, showing a more subtle and elegant side to the portfolio compared to the wealth of fruit Monticue displays. Nestled into the trees on Jonive Rd., Emmaline Ann showcases that classic freshness you come to expect from the western Sonoma Coast.”