Vineyard: Romanini

AppellationSonoma Coast
StoryAntonio Romanini, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Sonoma Valley in 1954. Originally planted to heritage Pommard, a fourth of the vineyard was grafted over to Calera selection.
SoilsAlluvial
VarietiesPinot Noir
ClonesCalera, Pommard
Rootstock101-14
ManagersPhil Coturri

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Ernest Vineyards The Engineer Romanini Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.0% alc., 260 cases, $51. This vineyard was originally planted in Sonoma Valley in 1954 by Antonio Romanini. Pommard clone and Calera selection harvested at 21.9º average Brix. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of forest floor, pine needle, Asian spice, red cherry and red raspberry lead off. The savory fruits are darker tasting, and the overall tone is rustic and forestry. Rather lean, with vivid acidity and a dry finish. Score: 89. Reviewed October 19, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Ernest Vineyards The Engineer Romanini Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 360 cases, 360 cases, $36. Released spring 2014. Pommard clone and Calera selection. Aged in 37% new French oak. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely scented with hi-tone cherry, berry and briar aromas. Mid to full-bodied, with an impressive Bing cherry attack, complimentary oak in the background, and a vivacious finish. The tannins are evident but suave. There is plenty of sappy fruit in this wine, but the wine is still fresh, juicy, balanced and ready for current enjoyment. Score: 92. Reviewed July 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »