Marine Layer Dutton-Gravenstein Vineyard Pinot Noir, CA 2021
VINTAGE : 2021
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Sonoma Coast
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Marine Layer Wines is an authentic brand focused on cool- climate wines, exclusively sourced from only the best vineyards in coastal California, came to life. We are driven by discovery, precision, and creativity. With an artisanal approach to winemaking, we craft wines that are both elegant and approachable. Sustainable farming, heritage clones, hand- harvesting, and an obsession for quality guide our path.
The Dutton-Gavenstein Vineyard is located in the Sebastopol Hills sub-AVA within the Sonoma Coast. This vineyard is known for its rolling, hilly terrain at moderate elevation with small parcel sizes. Historically, the area was planted to apple orchards, which have gradually transitioned to vineyards over the past few decades. Planted to 100% Calera clone, this block of the Dutton-Gravenstein Vineyard has iron-rich Goldridge soils that produce wines full of dark fruit, minerality, and structure. As a bonus, the 100 year-old apple orchard adjacent to the vineyard provides a perfect snack break.
Our 2021 Dutton-Gravenstein Vineyard Pinot Noir has a deep ruby red hue, accurately suggesting its depth and intensity. Lush red fruited aromas are layered with subtle hints of citrus peel and peppercorn. The palate lingers with flavors of Luxardo cherries, blood orange, and sassafras. Fine-grained tannins give the wine softness, balancing its. power and concentration. The 2021 Dutton-Gravenstein Vineyard Pinot Noir is ready to drink now, or enjoyed for years to come.