Del Dotto Vineyards, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Cinghiale Vineyard (2016)

Type Wine — Still — Red
Region California, United States
Grape Pinot Noir
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Size 750 mL × 6


The “Cinghiale” (Italian for wild boar) Vineyard is named for the frequent inhabitants of the property, and was purchased in 2005. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it consists of 359 acres at the top of King Ridge in the Sonoma Coast appellation, and is planted with 43 acres of pinot noir, syrah, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc. In an effort to highlight the award-winning terroir, it features a variety of pinot noir and chardonnay clones with lineages hailing from the top vineyards in Burgundy, as well as select top-rated clones from its neighbors in California.

The Estate offering has an amazingly complex display of black cherry, fresh earth, black tea, and even light hints of vanilla bean. More than the expressions themselves, it is the balanced concentration and finesse of how they present. The Estate offers more of the forest floor expression with an exceptional lively and silky entry on the palate that carry the weight and concentration with such finesse and complete elegance.