|From father and son winemakers Chris and Josh Phelps (Formerly of Petrus, Dominus and Caymus) Coil represents the cyclical nature of grapes and winemaking, and the tension that makes a good wine remarkable.|
“In 2018, we received a fateful phone call from our friend Roger Scommegna. He had just harvested one of his vineyards—a prime site for extreme-elevation, coastal Pinot Noir atop Cold Mountain in the Mendocino Ridge AVA. The vineyard was called Signal Ridge, and he wanted us to make wine from it. When he brought us the Pinot Noir fruit, we were instantly blown away by the aromatics and structure. The plan was simply to make a delicious Pinot to share with friends, but when we tasted the finished wine, we knew we couldn’t keep it to ourselves. The next year, when Roger asked us if we wanted more fruit, the answer was obvious.” Chris Phelps.
2019 Coil Signal Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir $79.95 per bottle – six packs – 72 bottles available.
“The long, steady 2019 growing season allowed for very gradual, gentle ripening of the Swan, Pommard, and 2A clone Pinot fruit, resulting in excellent concentration and complexity. We fermented the Pinot with one-third whole cluster fruit, macerating for 21 days before aging in one-third new French oak barrels for 16 months, in order to craft a balanced, nuanced expression of Signal Ridge’s remarkable terroir. The aromatic, lightly savory 2019 shows aromas and flavors of slate, bing cherry, black tea, and white pepper, with firm acidity and vibrant tension on the palate that energize the long, spicy finish.” Chris Phelps.