Les Pommiers captures aromatics of wild raspberry, black cherry, plum and floral notes that yield to mineral, spice and toasty oak. It has a juicy, coating entry, followed by more layers of raspberry and cherry fruit, and ripe, integrated tannins.
Les Pommiers draws its name from the apple orchards emblematic of the Russian River Valley's agricultural history. At once elegant and intense, Les Pommiers is the consummate blend of fruit from vineyards located primarily in the Green Valley and upper Middle Reach areas of the Russian River Valley AVA. The grapes are farmed according to organic principles and minimally handled at the winery. The wine is deftly shaped with a subtle combination of new and once-used French oak barrels.
"An ambitious first release. Shows authentically dry, crisp Russian River ripeness, with a vast array of black cherries, raspberries, Dr. Pepper cola and Asian spices, enriched with plenty of new French oak, and balanced with crisp acidity and ultra-refined tannins. Feels silky and impressive in the mouth."