Tuli Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast – “a place to return home”
“I know you all have Pinot envy” – goodie-two-shoes
The top grape producing areas for Pinot Noir wine in the United States are – Willamette Valley, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley. Situated on the northeast coast of California, the cooler weather, rolling fog and soil conditions in Sonoma Coast provide an exceptional location for growing a grape varietal with a thinner skin. Pinot Noir is a rather picky varietal that requires just the right conditions for growth.
Canyon Wines Owner and Winemaker Joseph Wagner, took advantage of the natural qualities of the Sonoma Coast Appellation to produce a Pinot Noir that is full and well-balanced in taste and nose. Tuli Pinot Noir (www.tuliwines.com) features a bright fruity nose of cranberry and cinnamon spice.
The Caneros region of Sonoma Coast is where the bulk of Pinot Noir grapes used to create this wine are grown. Grapes from this region produce a bright floral nose and delicate taste. Combining this with the robustness of Russian River Valley and Petulama Pinot Noir grapes creates a wine that is round and smooth.
The wine has hints of berry with a concentrated strawberry flavor. Aging took place in French oak barrels for nine months giving Tuli Pinot Noir a light oak taste with hints of vanilla. As with most Pinot Noirs, Tuli features light tannins.
The name Tuli comes from the original inhabitants of the land, the Wappo Native Americans, and translates to mean “sharing”. Share this wine with your friends and family. With an average price of $26 per bottle this is a great Pinot Noir to pair with just about any type of food. Tuli is best at a slightly chilled 60º so consider putting it in the fridge for an hour before serving to get just the right experience.
Remember to drink what it is that makes you truly happy and always think positively!
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