August West Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
August West Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label

August West Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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    Superstar winemaker Ed Kurtzman explores two appellations and three varietals to produce these stunning wines. Crafted with passion, they exude soul, mystery and character, all with a tip of the hat to the Grateful Dead. Ed’s elegance and finesse in the cellar is paired with the exquisite growing talents of Gary Francioni, Howard Graham and John Peterson to create these highly sought after wines. August West is Ed’s personal passion towards exploring cooler climate wines with a soft touch in the winery to capture the natural beauty of the vineyards’ fruit.
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    While the Russian River Valley is a large appellation with multiple climate zones and soil types, it is best known for cool-climate varieties, with Pinot Noir as the most celebrated. The grapes benefit from a reliable late afternoon flow of Pacific Ocean fog through the Petaluma Gap and along the Russian River Valley that ensures slow and steady ripening and the preservation of grape acidity. Today many of California’s most highly regarded Pinot Noir vineyards are in the Russian River Valley, along with its sub-appellation, Green Valley.

    Historically Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs had bright red fruit and delicate earthy, mineral notes. But changes in viticultural and winemaking practices have led to stylistic changes in some of the region’s wines. Adjustments to canopy management, among other techniques, have resulted in riper fruit and bolder wines as well. These show flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cola, spice and darker, loamy earth tones, accenting traditional Pinot Noir notes of strawberry, raspberry and light cherry.

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    FBR110666_2012 Item# 321193

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