The Flyer

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast

"The Flyer" Pinot NoirThe Flyer
Sonoma Coast

Located in what is deemed “the gateway to the Sonoma Coast,” the Sangiacomo Lakeville Vineyards were planted by the Sangiacomo family in 1990 during the rebirth of the Petaluma Gap region. Wind and fog cover the vineyards in the early morning and late afternoon hours, which allows for extra hangtime and helps build complexity of flavor in the grapes. This environment combined with the Sangiacomo family’s passion and appreciation for the land, help to produce some of the most premium Pinot Noir grapes of the region.

2016 Vintage

Tasting Notes

“Every wine I put in the bottle is made with the same approach – capture all the potential in the glass without having to augment or subtract. I believe less intervention in the cellar makes a better wine. My goal is to craft a seamless wine where every component is in balance. I approach every wine with precision – the vineyard brings all the complexity and the oak should simply be the background and support the fruit not take the lead role. It is easy to be seduced by the bright hues and youthful nature of The Flyer – fresh berries, smoky notes and earth tones lead the aromas on this classic Sonoma Coast blend. Rich and dense upon entry, there is a ton of complexity and provocative layers of black fruits – specifically dried cherries and black raspberries that are supported by beautiful acidity and silky tannins. A hint of vanilla oak sweetness shows through a lengthy and persistent finish.” – Matt Courtney, Consulting Winemaker


Vineyard: Sangiacomo Lakeville Vineyards
Vintage: 2016
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Blend of Vineyards
Body: medium
Production Volume: 605 cases
Harvest Date: August 2016
Sugar: 24.5˚ - 25˚
Acid: 0.61gms/100ml
PH: 3.74
Aging: Aged 11 months sur lie in 100% French oak, 30% new
Fermentation: 100% De-stemmed- whole berries to fermenter. 100% Native fermentation/ all clones co-fermented in one tank.
Bottling Date: July 18, 2017
Alcohol %: 14.5

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