The 2012 Siduri Sonoma County Pinot Noir is one of our broader-based Appellation Pinot Noirs. This wine is a blend of 17 different lots of Pinot Noir from vineyards on Sonoma Mountain and in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. We spent a great deal of time blending together these lots, ultimately making a wine that we believe is one of the finest Sonoma County Pinot Noirs that we have produced. The wine shows bright red fruit, particularly on the nose…cherries and raspberries, along with hints of sandalwood, earth and herbs (the fruit from the Van der Kamp Vineyard, in particular, provides many of these earthy flavors). It is medium-bodied and like many of the 2012 Pinot Noirs, it exhibits rich flavors but these are balanced out by good structure. As an entry-level Pinot Noir the 2012 Siduri Sonoma County Pinot Noir drinks well early, but we have great confidence that it will improve for several years should it be allowed to age in a cool place.