2017
Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir
SKU: DPNGV173
$45
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$36.00 Member Price*
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Description

This wine is a blend from several vineyards and Pinot Noir clones, each of which contributes something unique to the finished wine. The backbone of the blend is from the late-ripening Ferguson Vineyard (Swan Clone) which lends dark, intense fruit and tannins to the wine. The Giberti Vineyard (Clone 115) ripens earlier in a slightly warmer area of the valley while the Swicegood Vineyard (Clone 777, 667, 115) has soils that are reminiscent of those in Burgundy: rich in
clay and calcareous. Grapes are destemmed and go through native fermentation in open-top vats with hand punchdowns before being aged in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Nice floral aromas waft from the glass. 

Palate: 

Black cherry and red cherry flavors are layered with all spice. Round tannins and moderate acidity create a beautiful velvety texture on the palate that leads to a lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

In the western hills of the Russian River Valley, the small Green Valley appellation is one of Sonoma County’s coolest regions. Evening fog rolls in over from the Pacific Ocean to temper the warm summer days. These optimal conditions extend the growing season, encouraging flavor concentration in the berries while soils rich in minerals from an ancient seabed infuse the fruit with nuanced flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
  • pH: 3.76 
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.6g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 15% New oak
    • Origin of Oak: French
  • Months in Barrel: 10
  • Production: Cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Rosemary and Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Sauces:
Mushroom Dishes / Sauces