The 2021 Jayson Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is silky, concentrated, and dynamic. Aromas of leather and camphor peek out from behind a generous nose of sun-warmed plum and bright raspberry. Medium-bodied with a seductive opulence, the palate possesses a dense core of black cherry and bramble berry, revealing hints of fresh-plowed earth and warm spice. A lifting acidity drives the flavors through a long, intricate finish, each new sip opening greater depth and nuance. – Katie Vogt
100% Pinot Noir
- Katie Vogt
- September 9 to September 24, 2021
- August 25, 2022
- May 8, 2023
This single-vineyard bottling hails from the Laguna Ranch vineyard in the cool region of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The 2021 growing season was moderate and steady, giving us slow, intense flavor development. Yields were low, consisting of tiny berries on small clusters that possessed incredible concentration. We gently destemmed clusters to keep berries as whole as possible, while 25% of the fruit was whole-cluster fermented to impart additional depth and structure. After a five-day cold soak, the tanks returned to ambient temperature, coaxing spontaneous native yeast fermentation. Free run juice was collected and aged separately in new oak barrels.