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2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
pH
3.5
Aging
11 months in 100% French Oak, 35% new
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Spectator
91
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SKU: 961560140074

Fruit for this vintage was sourced from several locations in the Russian River Valley, each vineyard site contributing critical, unique aspects to the complexity of the resulting wine.  Vineyards located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley contribute ripe fruit elements.  Vineyards from the cooler areas lend a strong minerality and structural backbone, and vines at altitude with sandy, well-drained soil add complexity and structure.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
pH
3.5
Aging
11 months in 100% French Oak, 35% new
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Sourced from several locations in the Russian River Valley, each vineyard site contributing critical, unique aspects to the complexity of the resulting wine. Aromas of black cherry, vanilla and a dusting of white pepper and black tea. Medium-bodied with black cherry, mocha and oak-notes of caramel and cooking spices.
Ratings
91 POINTS Wine Enthusiast. A generously fruity, just-ripe and refined wine, this offers classic notions of the appellation in a warm, welcoming vintage, from rhubarb, cranberry and cherry to cola spice and clove. Still young, it shows an intensity that should meld and mellow in the bottle in short order. —V.B.
Production Notes
Grapes were hand-sorted and gently crushed. They underwent a seven-day cold soak followed by fermentation in open-top tanks with frequent punch-down by hand to enhance flavor extraction.
Winemaker Notes
An early harvest in the 2014 vintage produced smaller berries with concentrated flavors and good balance. The growing season was mild and dry and the wines offer intense color and aromas.
Production
Winemaker: Dan Goldfield
Product Reviews
Jim McCarthy's Gravatar
Jim McCarthy
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(Mar 17, 2016 at 8:18 AM)
All Russian River Pinot Noirs are great. This one is perfect to drink while listening to Jim Nantz's call of the NCAA tournament, the Masters, or any other event.

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Mike Shoppell
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(Nov 16, 2016 at 10:06 AM)
I entered a bottle of the Calling in a contest. It was matched up with 7 other Pinots and it won 1st place with a rating far superior to any of the other entries.

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Carlis A. Henry
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(Mar 17, 2017 at 6:12 AM)
I first experienced this wine at a five star restaurant in Houston, TX. My husband and I were impressed, such that we looked to purchase the wine at our local retailer, it was not available; we googled and located the website, orderd a couple of bottles and I am not disappointed.

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