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The Society's Exhibition Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019

Red Wine from USA - California
3.500000000 star rating 6 Reviews
This pinot shows all the vibrancy and bright red-berry fruit you'd expect from the fog-cooled yet sunny Sonoma Coast in California. Made by well-respected family estate Schug exclusively for The Wine Society, this has great finesse and a long, perfumed finish.
Price: £14.95 Bottle
Price: £179.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: US9701

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Pinot Noir
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2026
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, plastic
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USA buyer Sarah Knowles MW on our Exhibition-label California pinot, made by Schug. Video transcript

Video transcript

Ever since the movie ‘Sideways’ came out, pinot noir from California has been a hot commodity, and I’m delighted that we’ve been working with Schug from Sonoma Coast for The Society’s Exhibition Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Sonoma is known also for its cooling fogs that blow in off the Pacific in the morning and only burn off in the afternoon, which really keeps the freshness of the pinot from this region. With redcurrant and cranberry and rhubarb flavours on the nose, this has a lovely perfume. It’s a very silky and elegant pinot with fine tannins that are very well balanced, and a lovely red-fruit, berry flavour that lasts onto the finish.

Schug

California Vintage 2019

2019 was, notwithstanding some terrible fires, a very good one.A long warm summer made up for wet weather in the spring and the growing season was long. Harvesting was carried out without the necessity to rush anything, and most fruit was safely gathered in when wildfires broke out late in October. Some wineries were devastated by the flames but most came away unscathed and with little smoke taint affecting the wines. White varieties show excellent potential, as does pinot noir, but most reds show very well in a very good vintage.

Sunday Express

This is made for The Wine Society by the well-regarded Schug winery. It's juicy with cherry fruit, some raspberry notes and good acidity. Sweet fruit dominate this appealing pinot.

Jamie Goode

timatkin.com

We pinot noir lovers are always looking for great value examples of our favourite red grape, but I think it’s fair to say that we don’t often find them in California. That’s what makes this example from...
We pinot noir lovers are always looking for great value examples of our favourite red grape, but I think it’s fair to say that we don’t often find them in California. That’s what makes this example from Schug Cellars in the sprawling Sonoma Coast appellation such an exciting discovery. Bright, spicy and enticingly perfumed, with a hint of oak, red cherry and wild strawberry fruit, tangy acidity and textured, fine-grained tannins.
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Tim Atkin

The Times

A great-value, vibrant, silky, red berry-laden pinot noir.

Jane MacQuitty

The Guardian

delicious ... £14.95 ... which is great value for a California red of this quality.

Fiona Beckett

The Field

� soft, silky and supple enough to drink on its own or with grub.

Jonathan Ray

JancisRobinson.com

Lightish cherry red. Focus firmly on the fruit: sweet/sour cherry. Pretty pinot on the nose � a little tutti frutti � with more depth on the palate. Sweetly spiced, generous fruit. Well priced for...
Lightish cherry red. Focus firmly on the fruit: sweet/sour cherry. Pretty pinot on the nose � a little tutti frutti � with more depth on the palate. Sweetly spiced, generous fruit. Well priced for California pinot. Gentle, smooth tannins, juicy, fresh finish. 16/20
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Julia Harding MW

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