Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: North Coast, California, USA
Tasting Notes: Bright aromas of red berries, like cherry and cranberry, are backed by subtle earthy and savory hints. On the palate, notes of ripe strawberry and pomegranate, with a dash of pink pepper, are supported by seamless acidity and refined tannins, which carry the rich flavors to a lingering finish.
The Domain: Born out of friendship, a passion for wine, and a common love of Northern California.
Stephen Vincent was conceived in the infancy of California’s wine industry and Sonoma County’s rise to stardom. Founded by La Crema winemaker, Robert Goyette, Robert Mondavi executive and brand namesake, Stephen Vincent Situm, and prominent vineyard owner, Hossein Namdar in 2001, these three friends found rapid success with their joint venture Stephen Vincent.
Through the burgeoning community of growers and producers, they worked with Dennis Carroll (owner-founder of Wine Hooligans) at his Sonoma County bottling facility. Dennis’s mission of bringing artisan wines made by passionate winemakers to market found a perfect match with Stephen Vincent and its founders—once again bringing friends together through the brand.
2020 marks a fresh start for Stephen Vincent wines with the release of their North Coast line-up. Sourcing from vineyards in Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties—including premium fruit from Napa Valley, the Russian River Valley, and Carneros.