George Wine | Sonoma Coma Pinot Noir

A cult Pinot from one of the greats

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Cherry tart with a meaty beef brisket core. This wine is highly sought after for its huge alluring Russian River Valley richness. This is a blend of all the single vineyards George works with - the "Sonoma Coma." Named by Aziz, the GM at the Dry Creek Kitchen, for the lulling pace of life in Sonoma County, the wine actually delivers the verve of a big city, bursting with dark cherry fruit, leathery grip, and bright, food-friendly acidity.

Regular price $56

Type

Pinot Noir

Origin

Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Alcohol

13.4%

Delicious With

Since this wine has cult restaurant appeal, we’re sharing some of the best pairings in town: Spinach Gnocchetti at Piccolo (Santa Monica), Chilean Seabass at Orto (Santa Monica), A5 Wagyu Beef Roll at Mastro’s (Bevery Hills), American Wagyu Filet Carpaccio at CUT (Beverly Hills), Porterhouse at Mastro’s (Malibu)

Their Cred

Winemaker George Levkoff grew up in NYC and after college, business school, and law school… and significant financial debt, he moved to Los Angeles and became a United States Government bond trader. In 1994, ten years later, he had a wine epiphany when a friend shared a 1991 and 1992 Williams Selyem Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir at dinner. Four years later, he left his job as a bond trader and headed to Sonoma County. George’s wine career started as an intern at Williams Selyem before working at the smaller Brogan Cellars. With grapes from David Hirsch of Sonoma Coast’s Hirsch Vineyard, he released 150 cases of his inaugural Pinot Noirs in 2003. The wines immediately caught the attention of top sommeliers and his Pinot Noir has become quite a cult wine. George in a one-man show performing every step of winemaking from sorting to bottling, marketing and delivering. The wines are highly allocated to an eager mailing list with very limited distribution.