2016 Hummingbird Hill Pinot Noir

A steep, westerly exposed vineyard near Taylor Mountain, this pristine vineyard benefits from the cooling winds off the ocean through the Petaluma Gap. Planted to three clones of Pinot Noir, Hummingbird Hill is a sustaining vineyard with everything from hummingbirds, bobcats, wild turkeys, owls - even a Golden Eagle swoops down occasionally to grab a jack rabbit. I first discovered this beautiful place in 2011 when sourcing some Sauvignon Blanc (remember that?) and when I learned there was Pinot Noir also planted there, literally the hair on my arms stood up - its a winemaker thing.

A layered, medium-full bodied Pinot Noir, we believe the '16 Hummingbird Hill is more concentrated than it's 2015 counterpart. Just now entering its prime drinking window after we have bottle aged it for a year, you can crack into these soon but we're confident it should develop nicely over the next few years. Grab some!

 

Wilfred Wong (Wine.com) 93 Points: COMMENTARY: The 2016 Cellars 33 Hummingbird Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir is a complete wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine deftly combines fruit with earth aromas and flavors. Pair it with lightly smoked lamb chops and have a great time. (Tasted: April 23, 2019, San Francisco, CA)

Region/Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard:
Hummingbird Hill Vineyard
Composition:
100% Pinot Noir
Aging:
10 months 33% new French oak (Rousseau)
Alchohol:
14.2
pH:
3.61
Residual Sugar:
N/A
Winemaker:
John Fones