Pinot noir is a difficult grape to grow. In fact, there are only a handful of regions around the world where this fickle variety can thrive. Sonoma county's Russian River Valley is one of those special places, and we wouldn't grow our pinot anywhere else. Our russian river valley pinot noir offers flavors of dark cherry, blueberry and blackberry.
Awards & Accolades:
• 88 Points, The Wine Advocate, February 2011 (2009 Vintage)
Our Pinot Noir grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, to retain a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. After a two-day cold soak, fermentation began giving the wine a breadth and depth of aromas and flavors. Following malolactic fermentation, this Pinot Noir wine was aged for 10 months in a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels.
Appellation: Russian River Valley Varietal Content: Pinot Noir Alcohol Level: 14.5%