Scribe Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2016 | The Buzz about Scribe
The Scribe Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2016 shimmers ruby in the glass. With fantastic aromas of orange peel, rhubarb and smoke lift out of the glass. While making way for a silky wave of cherries, plums and plump cranberries on the palate. In addition, complex spice and smoky notes frame the lush red fruit. Plus, elegant and refined and astonishingly approachable for its youth. Drink now or be rewarded with cellaring for a few years until 2022. Certainly, the Scribe Winery Mariani brothers create a buzz!
The Coolest Hundred Acres in Wine Country
So, we get plenty of leads on wineries to check out, but some places break through the clutter. Yet, the buzz about Scribe Winery in Sonoma Valley is unparalleled. While Scribe has graced glossy magazine spreads in Travel + Leisure (“game-changing”), Food + Wine, GQ (“The Coolest Hundred Acres in Wine Country”). Hence, making countless appearances on wine lists at the Bay Area’s best restaurants. As a result, we decided, it was time for Wine Access to secure one of their coveted wines. After we tasted this gorgeous, cherry, plum and plump cranberry infused 2016 Pinot Noir, we went all in.
Scribe Winery | Mariani brothers Adam and Andrew
Scribe Winery, founded by two brothers and fourth-generation farmers, Adam, and Andrew Mariani. So, Scribe Winery sits at the end of a mile-long road in Sonoma, lined with palm trees and scrub. When we arrived early on a balmy Saturday afternoon, we found multimillionaire tech entrepreneurs sitting alongside lifestyle bloggers in summer dresses and sunhats while dogs barked and tussled on the grass. While beyond lay a stunning view of finely manicured vineyards and Moon Mountain on the horizon.
Certainly the brothers Mariani knew the land had potential. Decades ago, the property was a vineyard run by a German immigrant. Seems like he believed to have been the first to bring over a number of German varietals. Hence, Scribe Winery has received a lot of attention for their Chardonnays. But when Andrew came over to our table with a few bottles for a tasting, it was a different wine that caught our attention.
Most beautiful Pinots we’ve produced yet
“This Scribe Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2016 is from a vineyard about a mile down the road,” splashing some of the pale-ruby 2016 into our glass. “We started planting it in 2007, and we’ve fallen in love with the fruit it’s producing. Clones are 50/50 Martini and Pommard. In addition, the soil is rich Huichica loam soil. While the climate is slightly cooler, Carneros-like, which means ripening is often elongated. Most notably, the 2016 growing season made for some of the richest, most beautiful Pinots we’ve produced yet.
So, if you’re within driving distance, don’t miss a trip to the Mariani brothers winery. But, if you’re not, a glass of this Scribe Pinot Noir is the next closest thing, blending earthy honesty with high-toned, red-fruit sophistication. Above all, an irresistible dose of the Sonoma good life.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||A gorgeous and ethereal wine | Elegant & Refined | Catch the Buzz about Scribe – The Coolest Hundred Acres in Wine Country|
|Why now?||Only $39 w/Free Ship on 4+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91WA | 4.2 Vivino|
|What is it?||Sonoma County CA Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Pinot Noir | ABV 13.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2022+|
|Pair with:||Red & White Meat,Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard & Soft Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Roast Meats - Poultry | Holiday Get-togethers|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+ includes free shipping|