WINE OF THE WEEK – Folie á Deux 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
This is a delicious and affordable Pinot Noir from a winery that’s been making affordable, great-tasting wines for 30 years.
The wine is made from grapes sourced from the Sonoma Coast AVA, a Pacific Coast area with a half-million acres and six sub-AVAs stretching from San Pablo Bay north to Mendocino County.
That cool climate shows in the wine’s smooth mouthfeel and flavors of juicy cranberry and baked cherry flavors with a bit of toast and enough acidity to enliven the palate.
Founded by two psychiatrists, Folie á Deux made a quick impression when the first wine, a 1983 Chardonnay, beat 1,400 other entries for “Best of Show” at the California State Fair Wine Competition.
After the two founders separated in the early 1990s, the winery was sold in 1995 to a group headed by renowned winemaker, Dr. Richard Peterson.
Peterson revived the winery, bringing on wine industry veteran Scott Harvey (he created the Menage á Trois line of wines) as winemaker for Folie á Deux.
In 2004, Folie á Deux was sold to Sutter Home/Trinchero Winery.
Folie á Deux 2012 Sonoma County Pinot Noir $20 SRP