Marine Layer Lyra 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.
"Lyra” is one of the oldest and brightest constellations found in the California summer sky, arriving as the vines awaken back to life and departing at harvest. It presides with a watchful eye over the evolution of our Pinot Noir vineyards as they progress through their annual cycle from bud to flower to grape.
The 2021 Lyra Pinot Noir is a barrel selection from some of our favorite vineyard sites within the Sonoma Coast AVA. The 2021 blend is predominantly comprised of Pinot Noir from the Marine Layer Vineyard (44%) and the Dutton-Gravenstein Vineyard (39%), both of which lie in the Sebastopol Hills sub-AVA. The blend also includes small lots from the Whistler and Walala Vineyards from the north Sonoma Coast sub-AVA of Annapolis, small lots of Grand Vent and Gap's Crown Vineyards from the south Sonoma Coast sub-AVA of Petaluma Gap, and a touch of Dutton-Jentoft Vineyard from the west Sonoma Coast sub-AVA of Green Valley.
The 2021 Lyra is layered, lifted, and bright, and in our opinion, the epitome of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Bright ruby in color with a nose of violets and rich red berries. The palate shows high-toned red fruits, with layers of red raspberry, cardamom, and citrus peel. With soft and integrated tannins, the 2021 Lyra is perfectly balanced with an elegance often found in some of our favorite wines.