Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2015
Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile red wines. Pair this silky and elegant Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with a savory beef Wellington or rich and meaty morels.
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The 2015 Pinot Noir Russian River is medium ruby-purple colored with a nose of baked cherries, raspberry pie and kirsch with nuances of baking spices, dusty soil and mossy bark. The palate is medium-bodied, the palate revealing a great intensity of earth-laced red berry flavors, framed by chewy tannins, finishing long and lively.
For more than 37 years, Sonoma-Cutrer has earned a reputation of craftsmanship by steadfastly choosing quality over quantity. The winery is known for crafting world-class expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir by marrying traditional Burgundian winemaking methods with their own California innovation. Few wine producers in the world have such a singular focus and commitment to growing, crafting, and marketing their wines. This is evident as Sonoma-Cutrer has been named the #1 Most Requested Chardonnay 24 out of 29 years by the Wine & Spirits Magazine.
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.