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2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Varietal
Pinot Noir

Vintage
2019
Russian River Valley

Appellation
Russian River Valley

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$46.00
 
SKU: MR19RRVPIN750FG
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This wine displays the complex, concentrated and fruit-driven style of Pinot Noir that exemplifies the Russian River Valley. The nose of our 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot is dense with cola, sarsaparilla, cigar box, oak spice and bergamot. 

  • Tasting Notes
    Dense garnet colored in the glass the nose of our 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot is dense with cola, sarsaparilla, cigar box, oak spice and bergamot. The front palate shows red fruits, cherry and cranberry which lead to a mid-palate of darker black fruits, plum, earth and spice.
  • Wine Origin
    2019 was a remarkable growing season for most of Sonoma county with ample winter rainfall creating wet soil and cool temperatures that delayed budbreak in some areas. Spring and summer brought moderate to slightly above average temperatures, late May rains delayed flowering slightly but helped to produce smaller looser clusters that produce very flavorful and concentrated wines. Grapes for our 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot were harvested on September 5th and September 16th of 2019.
  • Production Notes
    The fruit was picked as whole clusters and brought to the winery in half-ton Macro Bins. It was then hand-sorted and gently destemmed into our 1-ton Super T fermenters. The skins of the fruit were punched down twice a day during fermentation to achieve maximum color and flavor extraction, with minimal harsh tannins from the seeds. When primary fermentation was complete, the wine was pressed from the skins into French oak barrels from a variety of different cooperages, 28% of which were new, and 20% one-year-old. The final blend was assembled just prior to bottling, which occurred August 12th, 2020.
  • Winemaker Notes
    This wine displays the complex, concentrated and fruit-driven style of Pinot Noir that exemplifies the Russian River Valley. To craft this wine, we work with a handful of top vineyards including our own Thale’s Estate Vineyard in the Middle Reach of Russian River Valley. The blend also includes fruit from the Dutton family’s Winkler Vineyard in the cool Green Valley region, as well as grapes from both the Nunes and Vi Mark Vineyards.