2012 Atsina Cellars "Inali" Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2012 Atsina Cellars "Inali" Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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2012 Atsina Cellars "Inali" Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

About the Name:
Why atsina? Atsina is the Cherokee word for cedar tree. There is a story that really resonated for us from Cherokee lore that tells of the people asking God for days and nights of sunshine, to allow them to be more productive, for crops to be more generous. The request was granted, the sun shone down, crops flourished, there was no time for rest. The people went back to God and asked for days and nights of darkness, to allow them to rest and enjoy the fruits of their labor. The request was granted, the world was dark, night reigned, and soon sickness and weakness took hold. The people went back to God and told him that he had been right all along, that the balance of day and night was best. The natural order was restored. It is said that the cedar tree represents to the Cherokee people the importance of balance and the memory of their lost ancestors.

To us Atsina is a reminder to work and play in the warm sun, cuddle in the cold dark, and to celebrate our many blessings.

About the Winemakers:
atsina cellars is a project by married team Nichole and Preston Dishman, Sommelier/Winemaker and Chef. Our wine vision comes from restaurants, where our focus has always been putting the right wine into a guest’s hand. atsina is small production, hand crafted Pinot Noirs that each describe a unique place and time. It is our hope that you find them to be a natural pairing for your menu and wines that you are proud to recommend to your guests.

Tasting Notes:
Raspberries, black cherries, fresh sage, bay leaf, cola, black tea, cedar, light smoke. inali the elusive “black fox." Haire Clay Loam Soils

Clones: Pommard, Dijon 115, 777, 828
Hand harvested
Hand sorted
100% Whole Berry Fermentation
Aged in Neutral French Oak Barrels
14.4% abv
72 cases produced

SRP: $45 Bottle / $540 Case