Exposed to the rigors of the foggy Sonoma coastline, this sixth-generation family-owned ranch resides on a bluff above Bodega, a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. This marginal site on the edge of the Sonoma Coast, Demeter certified Biodynamic® and farmed by the Benzigers, is characterized by consistently low yields and extended hang times. Fermented with 17% whole cluster the 2014 vintage of Terra Neuma Pinot Noir brims with spicy coastal salinity and exotic fruit tones.
The 2014 Terra Neuma provides a lush site expression showcasing ripe red and black fruits including fresh strawberry, ripe black plum, and black cherry. A leaner note of dried cranberry on the palate counterbalances the fruit intensity. Amongst a bevy of spices - the most identifiable being nutmeg and anise, tea leaf provides a transition from the fruitier elements to those more earthen – as an understated savory, sous bois character weaves throughout the lengthy palate.
Fall 2016 Release
Planted in 2002
Goldridge, Sandy Loam, Sandy Clay Loam
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015