- Producer: Vice Versa
- Winemakers: Patrice Breton & Philippe Melka
- Region (AVA): Sonoma County (Sonoma Coast)
- Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage production: 275 cases
- Winery location: St. Helena
- Owner: Patrice Breton
- First vintage: 2017
- Drinking window: 2021-2031
About The Wine
Sitting high above the morning fog, at an altitude of 245m on a ridge line near the Pacific Ocean, Platt is one of the coolest sites on the coast and is renowned for the extraordinary quality of its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With legendary winemakers David Ramey and Thomas Rivers Brown sourcing from this prized vineyard too, you know the fruit is top dollar. As Patrice told us: “We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with this vineyard as we believe that it is one of the few true Grand Cru sites in California.”
2018 is just the third vintage of Platt Pinot Noir from Vice Versa, yet they’ve produced the joint-highest ever scoring Pinot Noir to date from this site – very impressive considering the competition. It was aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 19 months, making it a racy and energetic, terroir-driven style
The Platt Pinot 2018 was fermented in stainless steel tanks with 20% whole clusters, spending 14 days on the skins. It was aged in Burgundy-style French oak barrels (50% new) for 19 months.
Vice Versa Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard comes from a site on the Sonoma Coast and saw 15-20% stems, which make an appearance on the nose, with lots of stem and forest notes balanced by terrific spice, redcurrant, and blackberry fruits. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully textured, with both elegance and richness, drink this classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir over the coming decade."
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2021)