About Folie A Deux 2017 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Folie a Deux has come on strong under the Trinchero family leadership. Now focused on wines from prestige AVA's in Sonoma the quality has skyrocketed while the prices have remained affordable. Grapes for this Pinot Noir were sourced from prime vineyards in the prestigious Sonoma Coast AVA. Prime, cool climate vineyards where Pinot Noir develops complex depth of flavor over a long, slow growing season. The grapes are destemmed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel. The wine aged 9 months in primarily French oak barrels, 33% new.
Tasting Panel Magazine scored this 90 points saying "Spring rose petals bloom from the glass as the nose lifts up raspberry-cedar. With striking acidity and a fleshy mouthfeel, the wine itself is representative of the cool, coastal terroir and was aged for nine months in primarily French oak (33% new). Licorice paints delicate red-tea tannins with a sturdy flavor as toffee enhances toasty oak on the finish."
Decanter magazine scored this 90 points saying "An excellent intensity and freshness of crunchy red apple, raspberry, sour cherry, strawberry and just a hint of smoke. Soft and persistent with lovely length."