BloodRoot sonoma county Pinot Noir (Sustainable)
The spirit of BloodRoot is simple - make wines that reflect the soul of place, and make them at a quality and price level that make them absolute no-brainers to drink. Spearheaded by Noah and Kelly Dorrance of Reeve Wines, BloodRoot is a collaboration between esteemed winemakers with great vineyard sourcing who have come together to make masterful, value-minded wines.
The wines are sourced from multiple benchmark vineyards throughout California’s most respected wine-growing regions and reflect the soul of each place, creating wines that are timeless expressions of California’s dynamic terroir. 100% Pinot Noir from a blend of some of BloodRoot's favorite vineyards across Sonoma County. A California Pinot through and through, this well-fruited wine is balanced by its grip and acidity.
Noah was the founding winemaker behind the wildly successful Banshee wines, and he takes that approach - great vineyards, varietally appropriate wines - to this project.
Like their Cabernet and Chardonnay, the Pinot punches well above its class, bringing great pleasure at a $25 price point.
The nose shows strawberries, blood orange, pomegranate, cola, and light oak spice. The palate is light with pretty red berry and oak spice and iron minerality to finish. Utilizing different fruit sources mostly throughout Sonoma County , the BloodRoot winemakers created a Pinot Noir blend that effortlessly melds cool, coastal Pinot elegance with the velvety polish of culty high-end Pinot producers. Twelve different vineyard sites were used to create this Sonoma County Pinot Noir. Harvest dates ranged from as early as September 3 all the way until October 10, which is very late for Pinot. The wine was fermented in small open-top vessels with hand punch downs daily.