Vine-O Distributors Inc.

Distributor of Modern Classics

Sonoma Coast

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California, USA containing more than 500,000 acres (2,000 km2), mostly along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It extends from San Pablo Bay to the border with Mendocino County. The appellation is known for its cool climate and high rainfall relative to other parts of Sonoma County. The area has such a broad range of microclimates that petitions are being made to the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for the creation of sub-AVAs such as the proposed Fort Ross-Seaview AVA.

2010 La Rochelle Pinot Meunier

The 2009 Pinot Meunier, Fours Sisters Vineyard exhibits wonderfully intense plummy fruit and spiciness in the nose. In the mouth, there is plum too, but a plum more akin to that concentrated flavor in hoisin sauce. The fruit in this wine resembles in acid and strucutre the Pinot Noir that grows nearby on the La Cruz vineyard site…the chief difference being a more rustic sensibility to it…Pinot Noir’s country cousin. Replete with layers of fruit and an all-encompassing structure built on acidity, this wine, with proper storage, should age beautifully for many years.

2006 Clouds Rest “Limited Release” Pinot Noir

"Medium cherry-red color. Sweet, balanced pinot fruit, spice & earthy nose. Red cherry, strawberry, apricot, mushroom & caramel flavors. This is the most flexible of the Clouds Rest Limited Release Pinot Noir wines and will match with a wide range of food dishes. Pair with anything of moderate intensity. The most attractive wine for drinking today and in the short to mid-term. Very polished." Steve Morey, Master Sommelier (4/18/12) SCORE: 95 Pinot Report

2008 Clouds Rest “femme fatale” Pinot Noir

"Femme Fatale" is seduction by pinot noir. Fragrant and inviting with ripe cherry & plum. Flavors of cola and just hints of cedar and vanilla. Great minerality & structure. She has a California body with a Burgundy soul!

Intoxicating essence of forest floor and cherries on the nose mesh evocatively with wild mushroom, cherry cola, licorice and smoky notes that burst out with a kaliedoscope of flavors on the palate. Oh so elegant and impeccably balanced with bright acidity, silky tannins and a memorable finish which further enhances this surperb package.

2009 Clouds Rest Sauvignon Blanc

This is a delicate Sauvignon Blanc Musque from the magic of Dutton Ranch Vineyard. This wine is direct press to a stainless steel tank, inoculation with Assmannhausen yeast, and to barrel for 9 months just after fermentation begins. Barrel fermentation yields texture, complexity and development of varietal presence, the barrels used are seasoned to not impact the purity of varietal expression, and mature the wine with balance being the ultimate goal.

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