Darling Wines Azaya Vineyard Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap 2018
This tiny production of only 120 cases from the Petaluma Gap AVA has hit a bulls-eye on its first release. Tom and Ashley Darling have made a wine which they describe as having, “old world style/new world fruit”. The hands-off approach to making wine from organic fruit shows Burgundian aromas of cranberry/raspberry, damp forest and woodsy notes, yet the texture in the mouth is silky smooth with well integrated, nuanced tannins. Low alcohol (13.1%) and low SO2.