Peirson Meyer Russian River Pinot Noir 2015
The 2013 Pinot Noir from Russian River is a blend from two vineyards that both lie at approximately 700 feet above sea level, near Occidental. Both are planted in Goldridge soils. The vines are trained on a vertical trellis system (VSP) on north eastern facing slopes that offer protection from the hot summer afternoon sun.
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Under both labels, L’Angevin and Peirson Meyer, they now produce a total of 3,000 cases featuring Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
A standout region for its decidedly Californian take on Burgundian varieties, the Russian River Valley is named for the eponymous river that flows through it. While there are warm pockets of the AVA, it is mostly a cool-climate growing region thanks to breezes and fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme in Russian River, with the best examples demonstrating a unique combination of richness and restraint. The cool weather makes Russian River an ideal AVA for sparkling wine production, utilizing the aforementioned varieties. Zinfandel also performs exceptionally well here. Within the Russian River Valley lie the smaller appellations of Chalk Hill and Green Valley. The former, farther from the ocean, is relatively warm, with a focus on red and white Bordeaux varieties. The latter is the coolest, foggiest parcel of the Russian River Valley and is responsible for outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.