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Gold Tier

2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Bing cherry, wild strawberry, and orange zest on the nose lead into a supple, smooth palate of silky, dark red plum. A pure expression of Russian River Pinot Noir.

$37.00 750mL

    James MacPhail's Notes

    This is our homage to the legendary Russian River Valley AVA, crafted from a variety of vineyard sources throughout the region with the goal of highlighting the Russian River's iconic Pinot Noir style: fresh, luscious, bursting with red fruits, and laced with a hint of Russian River earthy notes. 2018 was an almost ideal growing season, and this wine reflects the incredible quality we saw in the vineyards that year.

    James Macphail
    Winemaker
    Aging
    11 months in 100% French Oak (35% New)
    Appellation
    Russian River Valley
    Alcohol
    14.2%

    Tasting Notes

    Bing cherry, strawberry, and dried orange peel on the nose. The palate is supple, smooth, silky, and driven by red fruits with notes of fresh wild raspberries and red plum. Overall this wine is bright, fresh, clean, and has a lingering, fruit-forward finish.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and 100% de-stemmed. They underwent a five-day cold maceration followed by fermentation in small, open-top tanks in which a selection of native and inoculated yeasts were utilized along with daily punch-downs by hand to enhance flavor. Wine was aged in oak barrels for 11 months sur lie with battonage in barrel every other week.

    Russian River Valley

    We collaborate with family growers from several areas throughout the famed Russian River Valley AVA, with each vineyard contributing critical, unique aspects to the resulting wines. Our Gold tier wines are carefully-crafted blends of grapes from these various vineyards, while several of our Platinum tier single-vineyard sources reside within this renowned region.

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