2021 La Neblina Pinot Noir bottle

Vineyard Profile

Spanish for “fog,” la neblina rolls in from the Pacific Ocean to blanket and cool the coastal Pinot Noir vineyards of western Sonoma County. This is our flagship Pinot Noir, always a cellar favorite, and is comprised of a complex array of three organically grown West County coastal sites on Goldridge soil. In 2021, the sites comprising La Neblina – the Estate, Dierke, and Alberigi vineyards – saw balanced yields showcasing classic, cool-climate fruit. With 20% whole cluster inclusion and mostly neutral, tight-grained French cooperage, the 2021 La Neblina once again charmingly encapsulates the context of the vintage and the character of the Sonoma Coast.

Tasting Notes

The 2021 La Neblina deliciously embodies the misty forest floor and wild berry fruit of the cool Sonoma Coast. Quenching notes of red currant and Bing cherry are further lifted by invigorating touches of wild sage, warm cinnamon spice, and dried rose petals. A polished, medium weight texture carries through to a bright finish. Delightfully energetic upon release, the 2021 La Neblina also shows promising potential for long-term aging.

Cellar Notes

  • Coastal Cuvée:
    La Neblina
  • Vineyards:
    Radio-Coteau, Dierke, Alberigi
  • Appellation:
    Sonoma Coast
  • Geographic Location:
    Western Sonoma County
  • Varietal:
    Pinot Noir
  • Selection:
    Burgundian Heirloom, 777, 114, 115, 828, Mt. Eden, Calera
  • Harvest Date:
    August 27th – September 12th
  • Unfined &
  • Growing Season

Wine Reviews

September 2023 | 98 points

“I’m a big fan of Eric Sussman’s winemaking in general, but “La Neblina” (“the fog” in Spanish) is simply off-the-charts in its exquisite beauty and seductiveness. Deeply earthy, wildly spicy, savory and long, with soaring elegance, the wine is positively primordial. Complex and layered with multiple flavors, it is vividly rich without a whit of heaviness. Mind-blowing.”

–Karen MacNeil
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