Porter Creek Fiona Hill Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

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Item No. 132084
  • red wine
  • ST92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

This is the flagship Pinot Noir from Porter Creek, one of the pioneers of Russian River and among the few that remain family owned. The hillside estate vineyard is biodynamically farmed. High-pitched red berries, peppery spices and minerals on the nose, with a bright floral nuance adding complexity. On the palate, juicy redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors put on weight and become smokier with air. In a fresh, old-school zin style, finishing with very good clarity, silky tannins and a lingering raspberry quality.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red. High-pitched aromas of fresh red berries, blood orange and minerals, with a touch of cola adding depth. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that put on weight with air. Shows very good breadth and velvety texture, finishing with excellent clarity, gentle tannins and a lingering red fruit preserve quality. Alex Davis called this wine his "mission statement: the kind of wine I'd make and drink every day, if I could." "
92 Points

Learn About Porter Creek

Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just adjacent to Porter Creek (one of the major tributaries to the Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part of the Russian River Valley appellation. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in the Russian River Valley, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hillside...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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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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