Wine of the Day: Sosie Wines Spring Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sitting at 500 feet above sea level in Sonoma Coast Sosie Wines organically farmed Spring Hill Vineyard delivers an earthy, restrained expression of maritime-influenced Pinot Noir fruit. I love this.

Cooling winds off the Pacific Ocean keep freshness in the wine bright while sunshine-filled California days ensure ideal ripeness of the fruit occurs, but with a delicate edge that is incredibly appealing. Think of it as Pinot Noir with an Old World edge that shows the elegance and finesse of the fruit, achieving balance, structure, and stylish character.

Employing native fermentation with partial whole cluster, keeping the freshness intact, Sosie Spring Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($45) opens with floral notes of lavender and juniper berry, melding with black tea and ripe cherry, leading to flavors of black plum, wild strawberry, earthy mushroom and dried herb, toasted vanilla, and sweet spice like nutmeg, clove, and allspice, enhanced in part from 20 months of partially new oak. Pair this beauty with roasted pork tenderloin, braised lamb, or grilled chicken and portobello mushrooms.