Code Seven
2012 Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir
 $46.00 a bottle
Cindy Passaggio is a very talented women full of passion with the love for wine and family tradition. I have been honored to have been her friend over the last four years and watch her grow into an amazing winemaker. In 2004 Cindy left her 15 year law enforcement career to follow her true passion to make wine. In 2007 Cindy starting making her own wine. Just this year Cindy has opened the Passaggio Wines Tasting Room in the heart of downtown Sonoma. I had the pleasure to meet Cindy at her beautiful new tasting room last month and sit down with her and try her line up of wines.

I have always been a huge fan of Cindy's unoaked Chardonnay but that afternoon her Code Seven 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir blew me away. Not only was this Pinot full of structure but it had new flavors that I have never come across before in a Pinot Noir. Passaggio's Sonoma Coast Pinot has aromas of sweet candied cherries mixed with hints of citrus fruits and spices. On the palate, velvety rich red cherries, slight cinnamon that gives this Pinot a touch of spiciness. I also tasted hints of rhubarb with a very intriguing orange peel finish. The finish on this Pinot gives this bottle a load of pizzazz. Truly a beautiful bottle! With Thanksgiving right around the corner this bottle would only enrich your turkey dinner. Passaggio Wines makes many other great bottles, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Grenache, Sangiovese. Cindy also makes two other Pinot Noirs, a Sonoma County and Napa Valley.