2019 Tagline Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
This Pinot Noir is smooth and silky with subtle spice notes. Driven by herbaceous qualities and an old-world soul, it displays a ripe black cherry framework and vanilla overtones. Not overly lush, this balanced and ready-to-engage Pinot is blended with intention, highlights the expressions of the Sonoma Coast, and is here to entice the ready drinker.
With generous rainfall over winter and cooler spring temperatures, the Sonoma Coast saw a near-perfect start and finish to the season. The lack of extreme heat spikes meant slow ripening leading to beautifully complex wines for the 2019 vintage.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Proprietary oak aging
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
3x 2019 Tagline Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
12x 2019 Tagline Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
Not for sale online, $432/case MSRP
About The Winery
Winery: High Note Vintners
Owners: Jess Wade & Gianna Fugazi
Location: Sonoma, CA
Jess Wade was born into a family with a strong culinary background, his father a pasta maker, and his mother a chef, which ultimately influenced his decision to pursue winemaking at the young age of 21. After working under esteemed winemakers and viticulturists in three countries, Jess came back to his roots in Sonoma in 2016 where he farms his organic estate vineyards and continues to make world-class wines for various boutique wineries in Sonoma County.
Throughout his travels, Jess has managed to not only accumulate a wide array of knowledge and accolades, but also connections with esteemed winegrowers throughout the Western United States. These connections allow High Note Vintners unique access to premium viticultural regions while providing only the best quality wines at a consumer-friendly price.
Gianna Fugazi, sandwiched between two brothers with a fierce determination to make her way, found herself making wine to the chagrin of her father who
considers it “fancy farming.” Growing up in Linden, California, a farm-centric town, she ran through her family’s orchards, swam in the irrigation ditches, and was taught the importance of the relationship of farm practices to deliver a quality product to the end consumer.
She channels a “pull up your sleeves” mentality. High Note is centered on making wine with the place that encapsulates your senses while keeping in balance the nature of the harvest and always committing to a path that keeps the integrity of the grape varietal forefront.
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@taglinewine Hey all good. Not familiar with you and was just looking out on the big world wide web to check out your operation and that’s all that showed up. Not that a web presence is the be-all end-all
I received the email from Alice the other day and I was very excited to be chosen as a lab rat again. Received the bottle on Wednesday and it went straight to the wine fridge for a couple days. Forgot about the wine and opened up the bottle after a dinner out Friday night. So, no food pairing which may have helped the review. Not much nose. Nice dark ruby color. Very smooth and silky. Little to no tannins. Decent drinkable good but not great wine. To be honest, I expected the casemates selling cost to be less. Maybe I missed something. I am more of a Syrah and cabernet fan.