2016
Russian River

Pinot Noir
Description

The cool, foggy Russian River Valley climate allows for slow ripening and enables our grapes to develop full flavor maturation over an extended time. To create our 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, grapes were predominantly hand-harvested from the BCD Vineyard, the Heintz Vineyard and the Murray Vineyard. Each of these Russian River Valley Vineyards contributes their unique complexities to the final blend.

SCORE: GOLD | JULY 6, 2018 | INTERNATIONAL WOMENS WINE COMPETITION

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A delightful ruby color in the glass.

Aroma: 

2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir offers aromas of ripe red fruits with hints of sassafras and cola.

Palate: 

Flavors of cherry, strawberry, and a hint of black licorice mingle upon the palate, displaying balanced structure, medium body and moderate tannins.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Crafted using traditional Burgundian techniques, the grapes were hand-sorted then fermented in small vats with all punch-downs done by hand. We aged the wine for 10 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels, 19% new oak, to create a complex, multilayered Pinot Noir.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.66
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.6 g/L
  • Aging:
    • 100% French oak
    • 19% New French oak
    • 10 Months in Barrel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Wood Fired Pizza
Grains:
Mushroom Risotto
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