2012 Trombetta Pinot Noir

2012 Trombetta Pinot Noir

Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

95WE | 93 Somm Journal

$49.99
Retail Price
$75.00
Savings
33%



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VARIETAL: Pinot Noir

ALCOHOL: 14.20%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

95 pts Wine Enthusiast

95 insider points

93 pts SOMM Journal

Reviews:

"Dark, concentrated and grippy, this is a sizable Pinot from a cool, coveted vineyard. Juicy blue and blackberry fruit dominate on the nose and palate, surrounded by exotic cedar, clove, oak and toffee, a swipe of vanilla lurking behind the front flavors. The big tannins will appreciate time in the cellar, through 2022–2024. "~95 pts Wine Enthusiast 

"Think savory richness of a good Burgundy meets that classic fruit and acidity of a cool climate CA coastal pinot noir. This wine is ultra complex and age-worthy with a fuller and richer body. You won't find those light cran/rasp notes in this pinot but darker fruits and many exotic spices. The clove jumps from the glass and that toffee finish is a delight." ~95 pts James Byus III

"Deep and lush with tangy cherry and vanilla oak; rich and elegant with finesse and lovely spice; savory and juicy with grandeur and generosity; quite beautiful and long."
~93 pts Anthony Dias Blue, SOMM Journal Dec/Jan 2015 

Why We're Drinking It:

$0 Shipping Selection (4+/bottles)

The 2012 growing season was a near perfect growing year. Light morning fog clearing to
sunny and warm days, cool evenings. Breezes kept the fruit dry. Bunches were full of juice
and the crop was bountiful. 

Trombetta continues to gain notariety and so does the Petaluma Gap, which is in the process of becoming the North Coast's newest sub AVA. The 2011 was delicious and I hope all of those who were lucky enough to grab a bottle really enjoyed it for the holidays. 

You will have experienced first hand why Rickey's wines are gaining momentum and boasting huge scores like the Wine Enthusiast 95 points that this one received and the 94 points that the 2013 received. "A great pedigree pinot in the making". Production slightly incresased as the demand is getting higher for Trombetta wines all around. The 2011 saw a 500 case production while this 2012 Gap's Crown pinot saw an 872 case production. This jumped another 300 cases in 2013. Still all very small productions in the world of wine and as family produced, botique as they get.

We couldn't wait to get our hands on this 2012 Trombetta Gap's Crown Pinot as it pleased us all with the savoryness and style out side of the norm here in Sonoma. The Burgundian techture and dark richness fulfilled our toughest pinot critics here at invino. This is a cellar worthy gem and a pinot lover's pal. 

We are once again blessed to be able to bring this to YOU, our beloved members, at the best price in the marketplace and I know you will fall in love with this producer as we have. You are witnessing A beaurtiful relationship in the making.

Cheers and enjoy!  

 ~James Byus III

Tasting Notes:

Rich garnet color. Aromas of vanilla, clove and cooking spiceswith hints of ripe berry, pomegranate and toast. Soft entry,balanced tannin and berry fruit mingled with pleasant acidityand lingering finish.

The Story to Know:

Trombetta Family Wines is a small family owned and operated company making beautiful Pinots and Chards in the Petaluma Gap region. Ricky Trombetta Stancliff and Daughter/Winemaker Erica Stancliff learned to make pinot with Paul Hobbs while he was working with Kunde Winery, where he was leasing space. Paul and Ricky became friends as Paul showed her the ropes and introduced her to farmers he had great relationships with. 

Trombetta Family Wines is still at the beginning of its joyous journey and amongst the pioneers in a Petaluma Gap that will soon be Sonoma's newest sub AVA. 

A love affair for food and wine is where the passion comes from with Ricky: 

Sometimes a once in a lifetime gift comes to you in a package that is not quite recognizable. It would be easy to set this gift aside and forget about it. If you are lucky enough to have your imagination and curiosity piqued you will discover the rare and wonderful opportunity this gift brings to you. It can be life altering. ~ Rickey Trombetta Stancliff

 

Perfect Pairings:

Pan seared duck breast and herb roasted fingerling potatoes. Pair with rich creamy cheeses like Cowgirl Mt. Tam, Point Reye's Toma and the famous Humboldt Fog.

$0 Shipping Selection (4+/bottles)

The 2012 growing season was a near perfect growing year. Light morning fog clearing to
sunny and warm days, cool evenings. Breezes kept the fruit dry. Bunches were full of juice
and the crop was bountiful. 

Trombetta continues to gain notariety and so does the Petaluma Gap, which is in the process of becoming the North Coast's newest sub AVA. The 2011 was delicious and I hope all of those who were lucky enough to grab a bottle really enjoyed it for the holidays. 

You will have experienced first hand why Rickey's wines are gaining momentum and boasting huge scores like the Wine Enthusiast 95 points that this one received and the 94 points that the 2013 received. "A great pedigree pinot in the making". Production slightly incresased as the demand is getting higher for Trombetta wines all around. The 2011 saw a 500 case production while this 2012 Gap's Crown pinot saw an 872 case production. This jumped another 300 cases in 2013. Still all very small productions in the world of wine and as family produced, botique as they get.

We couldn't wait to get our hands on this 2012 Trombetta Gap's Crown Pinot as it pleased us all with the savoryness and style out side of the norm here in Sonoma. The Burgundian techture and dark richness fulfilled our toughest pinot critics here at invino. This is a cellar worthy gem and a pinot lover's pal. 

We are once again blessed to be able to bring this to YOU, our beloved members, at the best price in the marketplace and I know you will fall in love with this producer as we have. You are witnessing A beaurtiful relationship in the making.

Cheers and enjoy!  

 ~James Byus III

"Dark, concentrated and grippy, this is a sizable Pinot from a cool, coveted vineyard. Juicy blue and blackberry fruit dominate on the nose and palate, surrounded by exotic cedar, clove, oak and toffee, a swipe of vanilla lurking behind the front flavors. The big tannins will appreciate time in the cellar, through 2022–2024. "~95 pts Wine Enthusiast 

"Think savory richness of a good Burgundy meets that classic fruit and acidity of a cool climate CA coastal pinot noir. This wine is ultra complex and age-worthy with a fuller and richer body. You won't find those light cran/rasp notes in this pinot but darker fruits and many exotic spices. The clove jumps from the glass and that toffee finish is a delight." ~95 pts James Byus III

"Deep and lush with tangy cherry and vanilla oak; rich and elegant with finesse and lovely spice; savory and juicy with grandeur and generosity; quite beautiful and long."
~93 pts Anthony Dias Blue, SOMM Journal Dec/Jan 2015 

95 pts Wine Enthusiast

95 insider points

93 pts SOMM Journal

Rich garnet color. Aromas of vanilla, clove and cooking spiceswith hints of ripe berry, pomegranate and toast. Soft entry,balanced tannin and berry fruit mingled with pleasant acidityand lingering finish.

Trombetta Family Wines is a small family owned and operated company making beautiful Pinots and Chards in the Petaluma Gap region. Ricky Trombetta Stancliff and Daughter/Winemaker Erica Stancliff learned to make pinot with Paul Hobbs while he was working with Kunde Winery, where he was leasing space. Paul and Ricky became friends as Paul showed her the ropes and introduced her to farmers he had great relationships with. 

Trombetta Family Wines is still at the beginning of its joyous journey and amongst the pioneers in a Petaluma Gap that will soon be Sonoma's newest sub AVA. 

A love affair for food and wine is where the passion comes from with Ricky: 

Sometimes a once in a lifetime gift comes to you in a package that is not quite recognizable. It would be easy to set this gift aside and forget about it. If you are lucky enough to have your imagination and curiosity piqued you will discover the rare and wonderful opportunity this gift brings to you. It can be life altering. ~ Rickey Trombetta Stancliff

 

Pan seared duck breast and herb roasted fingerling potatoes. Pair with rich creamy cheeses like Cowgirl Mt. Tam, Point Reye's Toma and the famous Humboldt Fog.