Armida Russian River Pinot Noir 1999

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

$22.99
Item No. 26383
  • red wine
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

The deep ruby red color and silken texture of our Pinot Noir are woven within layers of spice and clove surrounded by luscious cherry and plum. Soft tannins bring together all the elements into a graceful finish with undertones of creamy oak and hints of chocolate. For our red wines, Winemaker Michael Loykasek uses the technique of extended maceration to draw the full depth of flavor and color from our fruit. Leaving the whole clusters to bathe in their juices for an extended period of time before pressing allows the juice to absorb layers of complexity from the skins of the berries. The color intensifies, and the tannic structure is enhanced giving the Pinot Noir backbone and character. This method of whole cluster fermentation preserves the inherent delicate qualities for which the varietal is known. The 1999 vintage promises to be one of our best yet, exemplified by this silky, fruit laden Pinot Noir.

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Since 1994, owners, operators, brothers and partners, Steve and Bruce Cousins have transformed Armida Winery from a quiet producer of good wines into a much livelier place focusing on artisan, single-vineyard wines from the top growers in Sonoma County. The Cousins hand-craft over ten different wines and feature some of the best vineyards in California, including Maple Vineyards...

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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