Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a cohesive assemblage of seven different vineyards and sixteen meticulously crafted wines. Farming is tailored specifically to each vineyard block, to allow the fullest expression of its singular terroir. Once harvested, the specific choices we make in winemaking technique further enhance each site's unique personality. The final composition of the blend embodies the best qualities of our appellation, resulting in a virtual rainbow of aromas and flavors.
From the outset, this Pinot captivates with its jewel-like quality. The aroma has many facets ? dark cherry, rich plum and chocolate. As you swirl it in your glass, the complexity unfolds and expands, manifesting accents of licorice, vanilla bean and spicy oak. An enticing, succulent entry on the palate opens with masses of ripe fruit and a hint of earthiness, while firm, tarry tannins fill the extended finish. This wine will surprise you with its age-worthiness!
"A blend of seven vineyards scattered across the valley, this is a full-bodied, ripe Pinot Noir whose tannins suggest cellaring. Thoroughly dry, it shows deep notes of blackberries, black cherries, clove and pepper spice and smoky, vanilla-scented sandalwood. Feels elegant. Give it until 2013, at least."