2016 Haas Pinot Noir
99 Pts.-Double Gold!!
The 2015 Haas Vineyard earned the Double Gold at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest of North American wines. Immediately following, our 2016 Haas Vineyard earned the Double Gold and 99 Points in the California State Fair.
A fun fact about California wines: The United States consumes more wine than any country in the world. 90% of that wine is from California; So earning 99 Points in the largest competition of California wines suggests national relevance.
Peter Haas tends this modest two acre vineyard in the backyard of his Glen Ellen home. We've purchased the fruit for over a decade, from several owners over the years. Of indistinct clones, the fruit has always been delicious, but we used it primarily for blending.
During the creation of our Find Your Light Pinot Noir with Josh Groban, Josh fell in love with our barrels of Haas Vineyard. Funny how the eyes of another can raise your awareness:) We decided to offer a small bottling by itself, Haas Vineyard. It is of entirely different style of our coastal, cooler climate wines. Sonoma Mountain is further inland, with warmer days and evenings. The resulting wine is luscious, even unctuous, in texture and flavor.
It leads with aromas of red cherries and currant. The mouth is rich, delivering frut and subtle earth tones in the mid and back palate. This is a crowd pleaser, a wine you could easily enjoy as a cocktail as well as to complement a meal. We are thrilled to expand our line with this unique and extraordinary expression of Sonoma Mountain.