2018
Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir
Description

To create our 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, grapes were predominantly hand-harvested from the certified Sonoma Sustainable BCD Vineyard and Murray Vineyard as well as the Heintz Vineyard which is in the process of certification. Each of these Russian River Valley Vineyards contributes their unique complexities to the final blend.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A beautiful ruby red color in the glass

Aroma: 

This Pinot Noir opens with bright red fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry.

Palate: 

Raspberry, rhubarb and dark plum flavors are met with a touch of spice and bright acidity. This is a medium-bodied wine with moderate tannins and a lingering and mouthwatering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2018 growing season started off with cooler temperatures which was followed by a moderate summer with fewer heat spikes than normal. Fruit set was consistent and with the milder weather, harvest began a few weeks later compared to the last few years. This longer and near-perfect growing season has resulted in structured and concentrated wines.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.%
  • pH: 3.52
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L
  • Aging:
    • 100% French oak
    • 20% New French oak
    • 10 Months in Barrel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
wood-fired pizza, Prime Rib w/Mushroom Sauce
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
SKU:
DPNR183
$24