Vaughn Duffy Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2021

$ 59.00


  • 92 pts - Wine Spectator
  • 92 pts - Wine Enthusiast

Vineyards: This is Vaughn Duffy's first Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The 2021 is a blend of three vineyards that span this world-renowned Pinot Noir appellation. The vineyards are Marshall Ranch (40%), Hopkins Ranch (20%), Bacigalupi(20%), and Pepperwood(20%). The sites represent the different microclimates of the AVA and showcase the diversity of this unique growing region. The clonal makeup of the final blend includes 23, 115, 828, Wente, and Pommard.

Vintage: The 2021 vintage will be remembered for ideal growing conditions through summer into harvest, and a slightly smaller-than-average crop size. They had perfect weather at harvest, allowing them to pick vineyards at optimal ripeness and without incident. 


  • The wine was aged in French oak barrels (15% new) for 15 months
  • 117cases were bottled unfined and unfiltered on February 1, 2023
  • Alcohol: 14.5%, pH: 3.52, T.A.6.2g/L

Tasting Notes: The 2021 version of this wine highlights the fruit and spice combination found in Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Hints of fresh-picked blackberries dance with rose petals and Asian spices. On the palate, the flavors follow with black cherry, tea, and cracked peppercorn. The juicy core of acidity leads to a long, smooth finish.