2013 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Sonoma County
We focus all our energy in producing an Estate, single vineyard, wine grown in one of the best locations for Pinot Noir in the world- Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California.
The 2013 is a blend of Pommard, which gives the wine its elegance, and two Dijon clones that add dimensions of character and expression. Fermentation started out with a 4 day cold soak with 20% whole cluster and had 19 days of fermentation in total. It was aged for 14 months in French Oak with 30% being new oak and was bottled in January 2015.
The wine is an excellent representation of a Burgundian style Pinot made with a subtle touch of California. The nose is delightful with hints of raspberries, violets and baking spices. As the wine glides across your palette, one tastes ripe dark fruits, wild berries and black cherries and senses a beautiful mouth feel, sweet mid-palate polished tannins and great length.
This wine will age nicely but drink beautifully now.