Sequana is a boutique winery in Sonoma County that specializes in handcrafted Pinot Noir. It sources its grapes from single vineyards located in Russian River and the Santa Lucia Highlands. The winemaker is James MacPhail.
Sequana 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley ($38) 91
Lovely medium ruby color, this wine shows beautiful dark cherry fruit, red plum, and toasted oak. It’s elegant on the nose and silky smooth in the mouth with soft round tannins and excellent acidity
Sequana 2009 Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch Green Valley of Russian River Valley ($40) 92+
The Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch is an elegant cool climate Pinot Noir. It exhibits aromas of sweet cherry fruit and toast and a velvet smooth mouth feel that is ripe and fruit forward. The wine shows excellence balance, soft round tannins, and good acidity on the finish.
Sequana 2009 Pinot Noir Sarmento Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands ($32) 91
Medium ruby in color, the Sequana Pinot Noir Sarmento Vineyard shows fresh and flavorful dark cherry with sweet oak on the nose and lush palate. The grapes come from two separate 10-year old vineyard blocks, each with different clones.
Sequana 2009 Pinot Noir Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley ($50) 91
The Pinot Noir Sundawg Ridge Vineyard is an elegant wine that offers a medium dark ruby hue and rich aromas of spicy dark cherry fruit and toast. It is beautifully sculpted with a lovely soft and silky texture, concentrated black cherry fruit, ripe tannins and a long finish. Crafted from Pommard, 115, and Calera Pinot Noir clones.