Gold Medal 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge
94 points “Nice; silky;
classic New World Pinot Noir; delicious”
Gold Medal 2017 New World Intl. Wine Competition
Silver Medal 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Praxis is derived from the Greek word for practice as a doctor or lawyer would practice. In our Praxis wines, Bill Arbios, owner & winemaker can hone his craft of wine making. Since launching the label, we have also found that it is a moon of the Klingon home planet on Star Trek and a verb for domination in an on-line vampire game.
The vineyard for this 100% Pinot Noir is from the Southern end of the Sonoma Coast appellation - West of the town of Sonoma at the border of the Carneros appellation where the cool climatic conditions of San Pablo Bay influence growth and ripening.
The color is ruby red with garnet highlights. Raspberry, cherry and mushroomy earth notes fill the glass along with violet and vanilla scents. Flavors of cranberries, raspberries, red currants and plums are complemented by a hint of allspice. The wine is soft, balanced and alluring with bright acidity and rich velvety mouthfeel.